Scandinavian Carved Sad Iron Mangle Board with Matching Roller 1827
This item represents a very early form of ironing (without the use of heat).
The damp item to be pressed was rolled, as smooth as possible, on the roller. The smoothing board was then pushed to & fro on top of the roller until the cloth was smooth. It was then unrolled and laid flat to dry.
This board has a decorative Norwegian Viking horse handle, a semblance of the Viking armoured horse.
The horse has been dovetailed into the board. The board has three carved designs, one is a pinwheel. (see photos). Paint decorated in blue and orange. Dated 1827.
Approximate Dimensions:24" X 6 1/2"
Condition: Good. As found. No evidence of damage or repairs.