Rare Antique Victorian Deeply Carved Wooden English Cheese Dish with Oak Leaf, Acorn & Barley Border
A fabulous example of a rarely seen English early 20th Century deeply carved cheese board, featuring an oak leaves and barley garland.
Antique cheese boards are rarely seen. Although the original ceramic liner, which would have fitted into the middle section, is now missing, this is nonetheless still an excellent and rare example.
Made of fruitwood, the garland border of this board is extremely well carved. The oak leaves and acorns are especially deep, with many different layers to them. They are just as crisp and dominant as when the board would have been produced.
Although the ceramic liner is missing, this needn’t affect its use in any way. It can continue to be used as a cheese board, with cheeses simply placed in the middle section. Or an alternative plate could be used in here instead. It could also be used as a breadboard, the middle section a great size for showing off homemade loaves.
These English carved treen boards are becoming rarer and rarer to source, especially in good condition with the carving still sharp and deep like on this example. It would make a fabulous addition to any kitchenalia collection.
Width: 30.5cm (diameter of middle section is 20.5cm); Height, 2cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.