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A selection of buttonhooks which have been sold from 2007.

a carved horn figural glove hook in the form of an eagles head

Item reference: 3435
Dimensions: 3 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £38 GB
Status: Sold

a buttonhook

Item reference: 3449
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £10
Status: Sold

a  robust fruit wood buttonhook dating from the early to mid 1800’s This style of buttonhook predates the late Victorian ladies fashion for silver items and would have been used by a man. Generally made from a fruit wood and  hand turned on a lathe. It is very tactile!

Item reference: 3387
Dimensions: 5 and 1/2 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £18 GB
Status: Sold

a silver handled buttonhook by maker R Wallace & Sons Mfg Co of Wallingford, Connecticut USA. This company, founded in 1834 was one of the earliest makers of silver buttonhooks in America

Item reference: 3279
Dimensions: 8 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £20 GB
Status: Sold

an ebony handled combination BOOT buttonhook & shoehorn of exceptional length with applied silver monogram . 

Item reference: 3373
Dimensions: 15 inches overall
Condition: the ebony shoehorn is cracked at the top
Price: £10 GB
Status: Sold

a  robust fruit wood buttonhook dating from the early to mid 1800’s This style of buttonhook predates the late Victorian ladies fashion for silver items and would have been used by a man. Generally made from a fruit wood and  hand turned on a lathe. It is very tactile!

Item reference: 3386
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: shrinkage crack & minor chip otherwise good antique original
Price: £12 GB
Status: Sold

an all-silver glove hook in the form of a Jester

Item reference: 3437
Dimensions: 3 and 1/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28
Status: Sold

a figural celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3425
Dimensions: 5 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a figural celluloid buttonhook in the form of a jockey

Item reference: 3430
Dimensions: 5 inches overall
Condition: good original
Price: £16 GB
Status: Sold

a Chinese Export all-silver buttonhook with embossed trailing dragon decoration

Item reference: 3444
Dimensions: 4 and 3/4 inches overall
Condition: good antique original
Price: £28 GB
Status: Sold