For sale is a lovely Swedish 'folk art' double compartment wooden bowl with a locking lid from the first half of the 19th Century.
- The beautiful utilitarian bowl is a rich warm wooden colour and may be Beech. The bowl has had two repairs to the cracks in the main section that commonly split from the locking lid but the bowl remains solid and useable.
- This bowl is unusual with the double stacked compartments in one single bowl, with decorative wood turning to each layer and are less seen than the single tier ones.
- The bowl has a small stub, worn handle for the twist lock lid. The wood has a rich earthy red patina from use and wear around the bowl in prominent places that are handled and tactile.
- These lidded storage bowls were for food, butter, tobacco storage (sometimes like a lunch box) or in the smaller ones such as this for snuff. These beautiful rural bowls often have locking lids. The locking mechanism is a simple pair of large and small tabs carved to the lid that slot under the track to the lip of the bowl and it rotates to lock/un-lock. Often as the wood has dried out over the decades and if someone forces it then they sometimes develop cracks close to the point that the lock in the lid engages, this one has had a repair at this point as shown in the photographs. It remains in solid workable condition and does not affect its use.
A lovely decorative bowl in a lovely patina and use-worn/aged colour.
Free delivery in the mainland UK as priced. International buyers are welcome, but please contact us prior to payment to confirm the additional packaging, insurance and shipping costs by way of acceptance to your country. Purchaser responsible for local import tariffs/fees. If you are interested in multiple items, please contact us for combined postage.
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