mangle board

Carved wooden mangle board from Norway, date unknown. Long slender wooden board with a handle at the lower end. The surface of the board is decorated with a variety of incised designs. Of these designs, a female figure wearing a patterned dress is the most prominent, being positioned at the top of the board. Below this are a variety of interlocking triangular and circle designs. The handle is positioned at the lower end of the board, and has been carved to resemble a horse. The handle has been carved from a seperate piece of wood and attached using a sliding dovetail joint. Along the proper right side of the board is carved with the Roman numerals MDCCCXX [1820].

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