Antique Victorian Carved English Breadboard – Our Daily Bread Motto
A nice example of a Victorian carved antique English breadboard, with a clear “Our Daily Bread” motto.
This Victorian carved bread board dates from the late 1800s. Carved breadboards were extremely popular household items at the time, often given as wedding presents.
Despite its age and some wear, the motto on this “Our Daily Bread” board is still visible and identifiable. 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 wearing, but this has created a natural timeworn and mellow charm. And the colouring of the board is nice and rich. There are also knife marks from use of the board over the years, as well as some minor patches of staining.
Most notably, the board has suffered some minor damage where the wood knots in the grain have worn. On the front of the board, this has resulted in some small holes where the knots are located. Most notably, however, on the back of the board is a clear split which has been filled in. This damage is old and so regular maintenance and waxing will ensure its condition is upheld. And remarkably, the board still sits flat. This means it’s a perfect board for day to day use, as well as looking good on display.
Diameter, 29cm; Height, 1.5cm
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