Trenchers were well suited for meals that were stewed, and sopped up with rough bread as was common in England. Pewter had replaced woodenware by the time the colonists arrived on North American shores, but was expensive and used only on special occasions.Wooden trenchers were used when the family sat down to dinner with no company. Commonly they were shared, and were considered valuable enough to be left to family in a will.
We are pleased to offer this Antique Large Hand Hewn Colonial Birch Wood Trencher Bowl from New England circa 1700s for your consideration. This Antique Trencher was hand hewn from a single piece of birch wood. Notice the chopping, scarring, and wear marks on the inside of the bowl that adds character and authenticity of its use.There is a flattened surface on the bottom of the antique oblong trencher for resting on table top. Early dough bowls and trenchers were considered valuable and loved and were a staple in the early scullery would have been passed down through the family and would have been repaired. The Antique Birch Wood Trencher Bowl is in excellent condition with age appropriate wear and patina. The Antique Early Trencher Bowl has been cleaned and oiled with organic bees wax. No stain has been added. MEASUREMENTS: 24 inches long, 14 inches wide, and 5 inches high. NOTE: Be sure to visit our site NORTH BAYSHORE ANTIQUES on. For ideas and inspirations about living and decorating with antiques. The item "Antique 1700s New England Colonial Large Birch Wooden Trencher Chopper Bowl aafa" is in sale since Thursday, May 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Bowls". The seller is "northbayshoreantiques302" and is located in Milton, Delaware.
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