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S/5564 Antique Treen Early 19th Century Elm Bread Peel

A good elm 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.

Sold 8 in. (22 cm.) Wide
22 in. (57 cm.) Deep
English Circa 1820