Sometimes referred to as a kneading trough. It is a rectangular, trough-like wooden bin, with inwardly sloping sides, made to stand on a trestle base. The interior is usually partitioned, one side holding dry flour, the other for kneading the bread dough. The bin has a solid wooden lid, used as an ironing board or side table in farmhouse kitchens. Australian examples, both in cedar and pine, have survived, dating to early colonial times, but rarely come onto the market.
A French carved walnut dough bin on stand, first half 20th century, the removable serpentine top above the flaring sides of the bin, resting on a stand with shaped aprons and low stretchers between turned supports, the front relief-carved throughout with c
A massive pine dough bin, circa 1875, with Tasmanian oak square legs. This bin, the largest we have encountered has tapering sides with one end a later replacement, complete with plank top, Height 78 cm. Width 70 cm. Length 199 cm.
A French elm dough bin, circa 1790, the hinged top with thumb nail moulded edge on a scalloped front panelled tapering cabinet on a base with turned legs separated with shaped carved skirt and stretched on short cabriole legs. Height 100 cm width 117 cm De
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