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Rare Antique Victorian Basket Weave George Wing Carved English Breadboard

Rare Antique Victorian Basket Weave George Wing Carved English Breadboard

Regular price $317.00 USD
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This is a very rarely available antique Victorian breadboard by George Wing, dating to around 1890.

While the board appears on the face of it a simple style, it is in a very rarely found basket weave pattern, where the horizontal strips are carved to mimic a basket, weaving over and under each strand. Only the most experienced carvers would produce boards like this because they involved a great degree of intricacy. And even then, mistakes were often made. Consequently, it was costly both to produce and purchase these boards. Renowned maker George Wing was known to produce them for silversmiths to use in their silver plated liners.

This example is in excellent condition, with very few knife marks to the surface. The wood has a wonderful honey colour to it, which reflects differently on the board depending on where the light bounces off it. The EPNS liner has a lovely cornucopia pattern etched into it. There are some areas of tarnishing but overall it is a lovely colour.

A stunning and very rarely available antique breadboard.

Diameter, 29cm (diameter of board, 20.5cm); Height, 3cm

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