Carved Ash Burl Shallow Serving Bowl or Dish

Probably New York State, ca. 1820-1840. Carved in the oval from one piece of ash burl.

Exceedingly rare form, if not a unique survivor. Elaborate carved “gadrooned” rim that curls outward and downward. The dish is supported by a sturdy foot with carved edges that show smooth wear from frequent use. Although appearing lightweight it is actually very robust.

Superb condition retaining the original richly-colored amber-shellac surface on the top; unvarnished and dry underneath. About 9 inches long x 6 ¾ wide x 1 ¾ tall. See North American Burl Treen, Steve Powers, page 20 for a related carved bowl.

Provenance: label underneath of Alberta Aradine, Churchville, NY (a western Rochester suburb); Adrian Morris Antiques, East Aurora, NY.; private Southern collection.

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