Magnificent Antique French Heavy Solid Wood Chopping Board Early 1800's
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Magnificent Antique French Heavy Solid Wood Chopping Board Early 1800's:
This is a magnificent antique French primitive solid wood chopping board. It is a sculptural piece in its own right and would be an incredible piece to display.
I have dated it to the early 1800’s but it is very possible that it is earlier. The wood has a groove in the top from the use it had in past times. I was told that it would have been set at the side of a fireplace and would have been used to place the meat for carving when cooked.
The handle is a separate piece of wood fitted into the top of the board. This is a truly fabulous primitive rustic chopping board that will be wonderful as a designer piece. It would display beautifully in a home or in a shop or restaurant.
It is heavy, weighing 3.912kgs or 8.62lbs. The measurements are: 56cms (including handle) by approximately 20cms (22” x 8”). The depth is 6.5cms or just over 2½". The handle is 16.5cms or 6½" of the total legth
I would not display food on this item unless it was protected. It is an amazing sculptural piece in its own right, with splits and marks to the surface from its long life. Additionally, it has a slice of wood missing from one side as per the photographs.
I am offering this at a good price but due to its weight, I can do nothing about the cost of shipping – sorry!