Primitive and Rustic Folk Art Table – ‘Hednabord’
Height : 70 cm
Length : 198 cm
Width : 94 cm
Primitive and rustic folk art table, a so called ‘Hednabord’. Unique and untouched. The model is the first type of freestanding tables ever made and is therefore very old. The table was manufactured before they knew how to saw timber. The table top’s two boards are made from one log using an axe to cut and shape them. Therefore the thickness of the table top varies, in some places it is 10 cm thick.
The table was both used as a dining and work table. The table top has circular marks that likely are due to the owners using the table to ground flour. The traces are likely from the round millstone used to grind. The table is around 94 cm in width and consists of two boards. The edges are a bit uneven and the seam between the boards is sealed with linen fabric. Likely made during the 17th or early 18th century in northern Sweden.
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