Rare Shaped Oval Carved Oak Antique Dutch Breadboard with the Motto for ‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread’
A wonderful example of a rare antique breadboard in an oval shape, dating from the late 1800s, with a “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” motto in Dutch.
This 19th Century breadboard just oozes character and charm, made of oak, and with a rich colour and patina. It’s rare to find these in an oval shape, and is a fine and solid example.
The Dutch equivalent of Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread is carved around the outside of this board: “Geef ons heden ons dagelijkson Brood”. The bottom of the board is finished off with an oak leaf.
Carved in oak, this is a heavy and solid piece. It sits completely flat and so is ideal for day to day use, as well as being a delightful decorative piece.
The middle of the board has cutting marks from use, and there is also some minor damage to some of the lettering on the right hand side of the board where the board appears to have been mildly scorched. There are also some off patches of staining and wear to the edge of the board commensurate with its age.
There is also an old split on the top side of the board but this hasn’t affected the integrity of the piece in any way. Overall, it is a highly decorative and rare piece which is in good condition.
Width, 36cm; Height, 29cm; Depth, 2.5cm.
UK delivery included; international delivery £30 maximum depending on location.