Antique Victorian Carved English Bread Board with a “Waste Not Want Not” Motto

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A wonderful rustic carved treen wooden breadboard, dating from the 1800s, with a “Waste Not Want Not” motto flanked by two carved wheat ears & leaves.

This 19th Century breadboard just oozes character and charm. It’s a lovely example of an antique carved English bread board. The border of this board is carved with the words “Waste Not Want Not” in stylised, gothic style script, with wheat ears and long leaves on each side. It has a pale patina from being scrubbed but has been waxed, and additional regular waxing will enhance the colour further. The finish on the board is rather primitive and rustic, which adds significant charm to the piece.

The board is in overall great condition. The top rim of the board has very slightly broken away but this is old, and adds to the rustic look of the piece. It sits flat and there are only minor knife marks from use. A small hold has been drilled into the back of the board from the back, no doubt to hang on display if required. Fortunately, this doesn’t go through the whole of the board and is a handy feature.

Width, 28.5cm; Depth, 2cm

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