Bread Board/Slicer


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19th Century

  • £268
  • €295 Euro
  • $331 US Dollar


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Large rectangular breadboard and slicer in chestnut wood. These were used primarily in high mountain villages where the snow blocked access for several months. Bread was produced in quantity, baked in communal ovens and conserved dried. The very heavy iron blade was used more to break the large loaves into manageable portions than to actually slice them. Slightly curved, it bears traces of antique decoration and is attached by passing a terminal hook through an iron loop in the base.
A thin strip of support wood was added to the base at a later date to make the piece more stable when in use. Early 1800s.
A fine primitive piece with a lovely patina. Provenance: Haute Savoie, France.

36 x 48 x 10,5 cm – blade length 56 cm


19th Century

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Bibliotheca Culinaria began as a specialized publisher providing books to Italy's professional chefs. Our curiosity regarding culinary history led to an interest in material culture and the many tools and objects that relate to agriculture, cooking, and dining.

We've assisted restaurants, pastry shops, and hotels in locating unusual items for their decor and are always delighted to add to a collection of kitchenalia. We welcome the challenge of assembling groups of objects for maximum visual impact. Our stock, largely Italian and French in origin, encompasses a range of materials and eras from Alpine treen to French majolica, from copper pots to Murano glass.

We find objects that display signs of use to be particularly eloquent. Handling them, we are reminded of the lasting impact of simple quotidian gestures and they return us to the particular convivial atmosphere of past times.

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