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Old 10-17-2016, 01:53 PM
Spoke Spoke is offline
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Upon closer inspection, the square part in the center is beveled at the corners. That suggests to me that this object had a former life as a table leg or chair leg. That makes me incline more toward the idea that it was made by someone playing around with a lathe.

To answer questions, the rough parts connecting the acorns to the center are squared off. Looks like that part was carved down by hand. You're right, it is curious that those connecting segments would be squared off rather than rounded.

Last edited by Spoke; 10-17-2016 at 01:53 PM.