$375 #Flax Stand 1
Depth 9 1/2"
Swedish flax stand both dated and signed. The initials are MPD, D stands for datter or daughter and the date is 1839. Original gorgeous royal blue paint with daffodil decoration.
You would hold your flax knife in your one hand and the bundle of flax is placed in the hook area at the top. Put one foot on the base of the stand and start chopping at the flax bundle to loosen the outside of the stalks.
This piece was likely a special present and I doubt that it was used for this purpose, but was decorative instead.