Scaramanga is very pleased to offer this unusually large antique Victorian solid pine and fruitwood topped dough trough chest.
Originally this innovative table cabinet was used by Victorian bakers to knead bread dough.
Handcrafted from solid wood and dating back to mid 1800s, this dough trough was a typical sight in bakers' kitchens Much smaller versions would have been in bigger homes around the country. The dough would be kneaded on the counter-top and then stored inside the trough to continue the fermentation process, known as dry proving. It would have been covered with a cloth to stop it from skinning before being rolled and baked.
The top bows slightly in the middle from the constant kneeding.
It has been left in its original condition, with wheels that appear to have been added at a later date for easy transportation. It features a lift-off lid, tapered body and castors wheels.
This large tabletop dough box retains its untouched original character and an awesome wood patina - a very rare find in this excellent condition.
A perfect masterpiece for a country kitchen style.
Scaramanga sees this piece as a kitchen island or perhaps as a sideboard.
Alternatively, this iconic piece of antique furniture would add merchandising value to any retail environment.
Size: D234cm x W83cm x H78cm.