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Rare Antique Victorian Carved Breadboard - Long Life & Happiness

Rare Antique Victorian Carved Breadboard - Long Life & Happiness

Regular price $498.00 USD
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A fantastic example of an antique late Victorian breadboard, dating from around 1900, with a rarely seen “Long Life and Happiness" motto, intended to be given as a wedding present in Victorian England.

English bread boards with mottos carved into them are becoming increasingly difficult to source. This is a particularly rare example and was intended as a wedding gift. At the time, it was common for bread boards to be given as gifts and a market soon appeared with carvings specifically carved which were aimed at the wedding market.

The motto has been well carved in gothic stylised script, sitting in a ribbon banner, and is finished at the bottom by bells and a horseshoe, symbolising good luck.

This board has obviously been cherished and used through its life as there are knife marks and wear from use. But the use has mainly been focussed on the middle of the board and the motto remains quite crisp still. There are a few small patches of staining but these are quite minimal overall. The board also still sits perfectly flat. 

It’s a great board to have for display or use and would once again make for an interesting wedding present. A great opportunity to purchase a rare piece of antique kitchenalia.

Width, 30cm; Depth, 1.5cm
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