French Antique Deeply Carved Breadboard with Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Motto
A wonderful example of an antique French breadboard with rare hatched central detail, dating from the early part of the 20th Century, with a “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” motto in French.
This breadboard just oozes character and charm, with a rich colour and patina. The carving is lovely, but the hatched detail in the middle really makes the board stand out. It’s rare to see examples like this, and it makes a feature of the cutting section which is particularly nice to show off a freshly baked loaf on.
The French equivalent of Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread is carved around the outside of this board: “Donnez Nous Notre Pain Quotidien”. The carving for the lettering is particularly deep and crisp. The bottom of the board is finished off with ears of wheat taking centre stage.
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. There are a few small holes on the back of the board, which appear to be knocks from use. Nonetheless the board has been treated for worm.
Overall, it is a highly decorative and rare piece which is in good condition.
Width, 28cm; Depth, 2.5cm.
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