Found this hand hewn primitive gem of a 19th Century Mustard Yellow Painted Trencher in Maine. The hand planed underside is painted mustard yellow with a smooth all over patina that I’m guessing may at one time been coated with bees wax to preserve the finish. Inside is untouched rough, raw wood, boasting age and use related nicks, light cuts and chop marks. These bowls were used, they did not sit pretty on a shelf in the 1800s; the original purpose being a family shared bowl where everyone ate from the same bowl. I’m certain that this trencher will find a wonderful resting place one day. It is in amazingly good age-related condition. Trencher measures 19 ½ inches long by 10 ¼ inches wide by varying degrees of 4 inches in rim height. There is a hole at one end for hanging and carved initials on the rim edge. The trencher is as we found it. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.