Danish Mangle Board with Inscribed Family Record
Carved mangle board with original paint, Denmark, dated 1837. The horse handle is lavishly decorated with chip carved roundels and symbols of love – hearts and tulips, as well as having carefully worked eyes, mane and bridle and a horsehair tail. The board is covered with more carefully worked roundels with more tulips and hearts in the intervening spaces. In two panels are the initials KID and the date 1831. Most interesting are the two panels on either side of the handle with “Frederik Jensen” on the left and “Karen Jenda” on the right. Were these added later to record the happy couple’s children?
- Height: 5"
- Width: 26"
- Depth: 5½"
Ref. # 62-60