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S/4922 Antique Treen 19th Century Beech Shield Shaped Bread Peel

A good shield shaped beech bread peel used for removing loaves of bread from brick ovens, which were often found at the sides of large open hearths. They came in various sizes, the long handled ones, 4-6 feet in length were used by bakers for large ovens. If between 8-10 inches, they were used for loaves and 6-8 inches for pies. The handle has a suspension hole for hanging on the wall and the whole has a pleasing colour and patination.

Sold 10 in. (26 cm.) Wide
23 in. (59 5 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1820