Antique English Bread Board With A Carved & Framed “Bread” Motto Flanked by Wheat and Barley

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A wonderful carved English breadboard, made by Bramhall in the early 20th Century, with the word “Bread” clearly carved and framed in its border.

This is a great example of an early 20th Century carved bread board, dating from the early part of the 1900s. Carved breadboards were extremely popular household items at the time. This breadboard were made by one of the most famous manufacturers of breadboards at the time, Bramhall, notable for the use of a teardrop in the top of the carved letter ‘B’ of their boards.

Despite its age, the carving on this “Bread” board is extremely clear and well carved. Flanked by a somewhat simple carving of a wheat ear and barley on each side of the board, the design is quite rare and stunning in its simplicity and natural design.

This antique breadboard has a great colour and is in very good condition. It has previously been waxed but would benefit from regular waxing if this is to be used as a display piece. It’s also perfect for use straightaway. There are some knife marks from use, more notably on the middle section. The board sits flat, but can be pressed down slightly at the front when pressure is applied. This has been caused by a small split in the side of the wood on the left hand side, about 5cm in length. This is stable, and regular care and maintenance of the board will ensure no further damage occurs.

Width, 29.5cm; Height, 2.5cm

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