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Rare Antique Victorian Carved English Bread Board - Welcome Motto

Rare Antique Victorian Carved English Bread Board - Welcome Motto

Regular price £295.00 GBP
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A lovely rare example of a large antique Victorian breadboard, dating from the mid to late 1800s, with a "Welcome" motto framed in a lovely carved ribbon banner and with a feature centrepiece.

This 19th Century breadboard has a wonderfully mellow patina and honey colouring. Although there is some wear to the decorative border, as it was deeply carved, it is still very prominent. It is also larger than most breadboards you find.

The border of this board is carved with the word "Welcome" in stylised, gothic style script, sitting in a layered ribbon banner. Carved foliage and the ribbon effect continues around the rest of the border. The most impressive part of this boardX though, and a feature that is very rarely seen on these boards, is the pointed sun effect carving of the central cutting section. This elevates and adds an finer finish to the board and is a wonderful effect. Considerable effort has gone into carving this piece, which may have been intended as a wedding gift.

The board is in overall excellent condition and sits flat. There are old knife marks from use, but these have blended well into the patina of the board, creating a natural timeworn appeal. It is unwaxed and is therefore good for day to day use. But regular waxing will enhance the colour of this board. There are some small knocks to the rim of this board but they don’t detract from the impressive finish on this board.

Width, 31.5cm
Depth, 2.5cm
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