Bern, North Carolina bright cut serving spoon, circa 1800, marked “Woods” for
Freeman Woods who was born in 1766.
Woods is one of North Carolina’s earliest silversmiths. His name appears in the New York City
directories from 1791 to 1794. In
December 27, 1794, he advertised in New Bern, N.C. He continued to work in New Bern until 1834
when he died. Monogram is not
legible. Substantial wear and loss to
the tip of the spoon base. Length is 8⅝ inches.