hetchel or hackle for flax

Object Number: 
N-164
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 x 17 1/2 x 35 in. ( 55.9 x 44.4 x 88.9 cm )
Marks: 
carved: "SK" [Samuel Krom]
Description: 
Four-legged wooden bench with two pads with nails protruding mounted on top.
Gallery Label: 
According to an earlier record, the initials "SK" stand for Samuel Krom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Provenance: 
The George W. Nash Collection of Ulster County, New York Household Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group