Large chip carved washing bat early 19thc or earlier
Large chip carved washing bat early 19thc or earlier

Large chip carved washing bat early 19thc or earlier

A beautifully sharply cut chip carved washing bat, of lovely rich colour and patina, showing little or no signs of use. Very heavy and possibly elm which is a strong and durable wood, resistant to water.

 

Possibly from the north of England or Scandinavia, from the days of communal washing. 

 

Possibly given as a love token.  Lucky Girl!!!  

 

Traces of original paintwork can be seen on the handle. A historic loss at the top back shown on photo. 

 

Length. 18.5”     46cm

Width. 3”+.   8cm 

 

£290

 

Ref:  525

 

Large chip carved washing bat early 19thc or earlier
Large chip carved washing bat early 19thc or earlier