Antique Timeworn Victorian Carved English Breadboard with Decorative Border Featuring Acorns, Oak Leaves & Ivy
A wonderful carved treen wooden breadboard, dating from the late 1800s, oozing character with faded carved decoration, and a rich and timeworn patina.
This 19th Century breadboard is full of character and rustic charm. Although the carved border has faded over time through use, and there is an old crack along the front of the board, it’s obvious this has been a much loved piece. The carved border decoration of a barley garland, with acorns, oak leaves and ivy, was often used in breadboards to symbolise unity. They were therefore often presented as wedding gifts and would have been passed down through generations of the family. Therefore, the worn nature of the board shows its use by the family over time.
While the carved border has faded, the different elements can still be identified. Their faded nature creates a delicate and charming timeworn effect. There is a crack across the front of the board which has been left as is, although it could be filled in if desired. This doesn’t penetrate through the whole of the board though. It is raised by a millimetre or two on one side but the board does sit largely flat, so is great for ongoing use. There is also wear to the rim of the board, but this is another factor which adds to its charm.
Width, 30cm; Depth, 2cm
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