Richly Carved Swedish Mangle Board
Mangle board with interestingly carved horse handle, Sweden dated 1782. The horse has an arched neck, disproportionately small head, bas relief legs and horsehair tail. The board itself is covered with compass-drawn designs and gadrooned edging along with additional details. The carver must have believed in taking no chances – the date and his intended’s initials are painted, not carved.
- Height: 5"
- Width: 25"
- Depth: 5½"
Ref. # 81-24