Swedish Mangle Board with Tulip and Vase


Lovingly carved and painted Swedish mangle board with traditional horse shaped handle.  The horse is decorated with traces of its original red paint, chip carving and striations on its arched neck to indicate the mane.  The tail is horsehair.  The board retains its original polychrome paint with the date, 1828, just visible.  Most interesting is the incised vase and tulip – symbol of undying love and fertility – at the top of the board, quite an unusual design.

  • Height: 5"
  • Width: 24½"
  • Depth: 5½"

Ref. # 62-63

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