The Finest Antique Folk Art Dated Mangle Board Ever Hex Signs And Great Paint For SaleI AM SO PLEASED TO OFFER THIS RARE AND WONDERFUL MANGLE BOARD DATED 1849. PLEASE LOOK CAREFULLY AT ALL THE PHOTOS AS THEY GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE DESCRIPTION. I AM ENTHRALLED WITH THE AMOUNT OF HEX SIGNS ON THIS PIECE. THESE PIECES WERE OFTEN GIVEN FROM A MAN TO HIS NEW BRIDE (SEXIST). THE WEAR ON THIS MANGLE BOARD IS JUST PERFECT TO ATTEST FOR ITS AGE. LOOK AT THE GREAT WEAR ON THE HORSE. THIS WAS USED OFTEN AND THE CONDITION IS SUPERB. YOU RARELY FIND A PIECE OF THIS CALIBER NOT IN A MUSEUM OR PRIVATE COLLECTION. NOTICE HOW THE SHAPE OF THE BOARD GOES FROM NARROW TO A BIT WIDER AT THE END IN A PERFECTLY GRADUATED WAY. I ALWAYS GET LOTS OF OOO'S AND AAAH'S ON THIS PIECE. I HAVE OWNED IT FOR MANY YEARS. THIS SPECTACULAR ITEM FROM DAYS GONE BY MEASURES 24 7/8 INCHES LONG, 3 9/16 INCHES ON ONE END AND 4 7/16 INCHES ON THE OTHER END. THE MAGNIFICENT HORSE MEASURES 9 3/8 INCHES LONG AND SLIDES SMOOTHLY INTO PLACE ON THE BOARD. THE HEIGHT OF THE HORSE WITH THE BOARD MEASURE 4 1/2 INCHES. YOU WILL NEVER FIND ANOTHER MANGLE BOARD WITH SUCH SPECTACULAR PAINT DECORATION. I KNOW YOU'LL LOVE IT. AND...I AM OFFERING THIS RARE, HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE MANGLE BOARD WITH ABSOLUTELY . HIGH buyer GETS IT!!!!Mangle boards were originallyused for ironing clothing, before being discarded for the flat iron. Mangles were widespread throughout Europe before the nineteenth century. When these mangles were collected by Frederick Horniman, they were still in use only in the Norwegian countryside. In the UK, they continued to be used in parts of Yorkshire, and also in Ireland. A mangleconsisted of a long flat board, usually of fir tree wood, about two orthree feet long, with a raised handle at one end... The underside of the mangle is completely smooth. A mangle board was used with a roller driven over the clothes until they were smooth.A mangle board was considered an essential item for all young housewives.The carved mangle board was often a gift given to a new bride by her husband, who would carve and paint the mangle, placing her initials on the flat panel of the board. The carved motifs on Norwegian mangles use a combination of scroll, geometric and floral designs.
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