Antique Early 20th Century Carved English Wooden Breadboard – Our Daily Bread Motto
A wonderful Victorian carved antique English breadboard, with a clear “Our Daily Bread” motto.
This is a great example of a Victorian carved bread board, dating from the late 1800s. Carved breadboards were extremely popular household items at the time, often given as wedding presents.
Despite its age, the motto on this “Our Daily Bread” board is still very nicely defined and clear. The gothic style typography is flanked by simple carvings of leaves on each side of the board, which meet at the bottom.
This board has been used, resulting in the carving of the leaves and the bottom of the script fading a little nearer the centr of the board. But this has created a natural timeworn and mellow charm. There are also knife marks from use of the board over the years, as well as some minor patches of staining. It is quite pale in colour, but regular waxing could deepen this.
Overall, though, the condition is lovely. It sits flat, although it can be pressed down on each side slightly.
Diameter, 29cm; Height, 2cm
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