Here for sale is a wonderful 18th century bed smoother. Often referred to as a mangle board, I believe this example to be either English, Dutch, or Scandinavian. It is made from carved oak, and is a heavy weight with an honest early patina. It has a decoratively carved handle attached with large rose head nails.
It has carved initials of KCD, and a carved date Anno 1738. It measures 24 1/2 inches long by 5 3/4 inches deep. This smoothing or mangle board would have been use in the 18th century to smooth ones feather or straw mattress in the morning.
It is in excellent condition, and is a super desirable example with the initials and date. The item "18th Century Carved Oak Wood Mangle Board Bed Smoother Dated 1738 W Initials" is in sale since Thursday, August 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "countrywifeantiques" and is located in Deansboro, New York.
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