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Scandinavian / Danish 'Folk Art' Horse handle mangle board with chip carving & original  black/red paint BPD c.1820 (1 of 19)
W&W Antiques
Flag of United KingdomMoray (Elginshire), UK
Based in stunning Speyside, Moray, Scotland, we (Mr & Mrs W) are passionate about quality antique items with great design and evident craft, predominantly from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century. In particular, we enjoy period items reflecting the beautiful design and aesthetic changes from the decorative arts, from circa 1850 - 1960. Including the Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts Movement (In particular of Scottish origin), Modernism, Art Deco and Streamlining. We also enjoy the great craft and quality construction in folk art and vernacular items from across Europe. In particular, Scandinavian decorative items from the 18th and 19th Century. We enjoy being analytical in our approach and supporting our stock with background research, provenance and history through researching the items, the period, designers and retailers. We often hunt the country from our Scottish location, but routinely search from Lancashire and Yorkshire as well as buying trips further afield to supply items online. We also like to take on items that particularly interest us from earlier periods, dependent on our fascination for an object. We are always learning, and happy to share knowledge gained, so please do get in touch. Thanks for viewing our selection of stock, we are always pleased to see items pass through our hands to new owners and homes as antiques remain a great green recyclable purchase! Please visit us at: https://www.wandwantiques.com/ Please follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/wandw_antiques/
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Scandinavian / Danish 'Folk Art' Horse handle mangle board with chip carving & original black/red paint BPD c.1820

REF: 2072 - 071120 / LA321238
£295
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Description
For sale is a beautiful Danish 'Folk Art' mangle board with carved horse handle, chip carved decoration and original black and red paint from circa 1810-1830. - Beautiful patina to this Danish mangle board with the carved initials Bpd (beneath the horses dipped head) for the female recipient of the love token from a potential husband. Essentially a courtship gift offered by the man to his potential bride prior to the acceptance of marriage. - These Scandinavian/Northern European domestic tools were used to press or smooth laundry and remove folds after washing. The mangle board was a single piece of carved wood (predominantly oak, beech or pine), used with a large rolling pin around which the damp material was rolled. - This Danish board has an attractive well carved horse handle with beautiful patina (from a right handed woman), with well carved head, ears, mouth and nostrils, into an elegant arched neck and mane. - The symbolism of the horse in Scandinavian countries stems from as early as Paganism and witchcraft to the Vikings. The horse itself was considered as a status symbol and highly valued property in Scandinavian households. Often utilised as a traditional gift for any kind of key life occasion such as marriage. - The board has been decorated with a simple, naive chip carved pattern of rosette and simple geometric shapes with stylised floral decoration. - Black/dark painted board background with bevelled red edges and chip carving. - Honest condition with wear and signs of use throughout over its c.175+ years, some woodworm during its lifetime, but remains in solid condition. - Solid construction made of Northern European hardwood most likely beech (or oak). A beautiful Danish 'folk art' antique created with love in the first half of the 19th Century with a combination of utility, function and decorative design. *The last three photographs show a second Danish horse mangle board that W&W Antiques also have available for sale for context/size/design comparison. Please contact us if you are interested in multiple items.
measurements
Width:
14 cm
Depth:
12 cm
Length:
61 cm
declaration
W&W Antiques has clarified that the Scandinavian / Danish 'Folk Art' Horse handle mangle board with chip carving & original black/red paint BPD c.1820 (LA321238) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1820
condition
Please consider the photographs and description as a great record of the condition of this antique item.
location
This Scandinavian / Danish 'Folk Art' Horse handle mangle board with chip carving & original black/red paint BPD c.1820 is located in Moray (Elginshire), United Kingdom