Wood Bowl

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SUB­MIT­TED BY: G.F., Arte­mus, KY

PROVE­NANCE: Passed down through four gen­er­a­tions

WHAT IT IS: While ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to date, ap­praiser Wes Cowan of Hind­man Auc­tions tells An­tiques Road­show Ex­ec­u­tive Pro­ducer Mar­sha Bemko that your hand-carved wood “dough bowl” likely dates from the lat­ter half of the 19th cen­tury. “While many of these bowls were made of durable maple, yours ap­pears to be of a more eas­ily carved soft wood,” says Wes. “Given its south­ern Ap­palachian his­tory, I won­der if it might be made of bass­wood. It also looks like it was given a red ‘wash’ or stain at some point to make it more at­trac­tive.”


Sen­ti­men­tal Value “At the cen­ter of my fam­ily’s Thanks­giv­ing fes­tiv­i­ties—which last the whole week!— is our 100-year-old Em­pire-style side­board piled high with foods of all kinds.” —CL AP­PRAISER BENE RAIA

take note... This bowl’s ob­long (as op­posed to cir­cu­lar) shape sug­gests it was not turned on a lathe.

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