S/4940 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Oak Bread Peel
A good oak bread peel, which come in various sizes, used for removing loaves of bread from brick ovens. The long handled ones, 4-6 feet, were used by baker's for large ovens and if between 8-10 inches, as in this instance, they were used for loaves and 6-8 inches, for pies in smaller ovens, which were often found at the sides of large open hearths. The handle of this example has a suspension hole for hanging on the wall. The whole retains a patination.
10 in. (25.5 cm.) Wide
19¼ in. (49 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1820