Here is a wonderful antique, hand-carved, Folk Art, wood washboard! It is Scandinavian in origin, probably Danish, and dates to the second half of the 19th Century (probably 1850's to 1880's). It has been smoothed and polished by years of use. It features a hand painted bird scene at the top. The 1" thick plank measures 23 3/4" long, by 6 1/2" wide. The painted area has some paint loss and has been stabilized with two coats of varnish (take care with it and perhaps consider another couple of coats). There is some expected splitting in the wood and the foot of the board, which sat in water when in use, shows those signs. Overall it is in good shape for a well loved and used household item of 150+ years age.
What a great decorator item! Might garner a few laughs when introduced as your new washing machine! ;-)
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