English Domestic Chopping Block
England c. 1890
31” high x 18” wide x 19” deep
14” in diameter
Of small proportions and block constructed so that the chopping surface comprises only of end grain, for function and durability. This sculptural vernacular chopping block was made for a working country house kitchen and is in genuine original condition. The solid timber blocks were fixed together and bound with a single metal band and set upon three turned legs. The top surface has been cleaned and washed so oten that it has developed a lovely “driftwood” surface, whilst the legs and body have acquired a lovely soft honey colour and worn patina. Still perfectly functional and of great small size, such pieces also make statement lamp or side tables in eclectic interior spaces.