Scarce 19th c. Diminutive Trencher
A 19th c. diminutive serving trencher in as-descended surface.
Constructed from a single block of maple wood and profiled with an unusual set of scalloped formed handles, each with carefully executed carved channels. Consideration was kept in mind when chamfering, each scallop seeing consistency. Scalloping such as this has been seen on other treen pieces such as specialized lap joints on pantry boxes and utility boxes with an eastern Massachusetts shore origin.
The body tapers uniformly and has been formed and finished cleanly with a rasp.
Surface elements present are of quality and show consistent care over decades of use. Maintains good patina with as expected traces of staining from food use.
Attractive in form and size. For the colllector seeking the unusual in small treen.
New England origin, probably eastern Massachusetts. Ca. 1820. 11"L x 2 3/4"T.