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Horn graining comb, 19th century.

Horn graining comb, 19th century.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm


Flat graining comb used for creating a grained effect by painters and decorators. 'Graining' was a decorative technique widely used in the nineteenth century to simulate expensive hardwood or marble grain on the surface of cheap pine furniture and architectural features.

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