Here are a few mangle boards from my personal collection that are for sale or trade. For more information, please write to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Unless otherwise stated, all my mangle boards are in their original condition, with the original handle and original paint. It was not uncommon for a handle to break during use, and it was then replaced by a new handle, whose wood species, carving and painting differed from the old one. Many mangle boards were also repainted when they were no longer in use, to make them more decorative. What interests me about mangle boards is the combination of useful and pleasant, function and aesthetics. A mangle board without marks of use reminds me of a poorly designed tool or a poorly chosen gift.

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1. Sweden, 1801, 63 x 15 cm. Charming mangle board with its original paint and a series of interlocking rosettes usually found in Norway. It was probably made on the border between the two countries. The horse is elegant, curvy, with a hunched back and busted muzzle. No detail has been overlooked: the reins, the painted saddle, the tail, the slit of the mouth, the ear holes. $650.00

2. Denmark, 1799, 65 x 14 cm. This mangle board is decorated with numerous vegetal motifs (leaves and plants) that can be found even on the horse. The horse has a very long, straight and thin neck, an almost cubist head and a long sculpted tail that looks like a waterfall. A rare detail, an upholsterer's nail decorates the top of the horse's rump. Two breaks at the ends, due to old worm holes. $600.00


3. Denmark, 1861, 64 x 14 cm. Superb mangle board whose appeal lies in the perfect symmetry of the carved motifs in depth, even on the horse. The original dark green/brown paint is applied in a way that highlights the carving, for a very decorative effect. With its original rolling pin. $1450.00

5. Sweden, 1818, 55 x 15 cm. Mangle boards with a horse-shaped handle are rare in Sweden. The simplicity of the carving is particularly moving here: it is a personal gift, fashioned by a man to the woman he loved. He drew several rose designs but ultimately decided not to carve them, perhaps because he realized that it was beyond his technical skills. A magnificent example of folk art. $550.00

7. Denmark, 1747, 61 x 14 cm. In the middle of the 18th century, such decorated mangle boards were not common. Here, it appears that the sculptor appreciated vegetal motifs, and he covered not only the board, but also the horse, with plants and leaves. The latter represent life that is born and grows, as well as love and family. $700.00

8. Norway, circa 1780, 74 x 13 cm. A beautiful old mangle board which has retained its original paint. A long two-tone vegetal pattern stretches across the board, lined with small colored touches on the sides. The horse's head is also painted, and its mane is represented by real brown hair. The patina of use is deep. The front legs were formerly broken and restored with a wrought iron nail. $975.00

12. Sweden, circa 1700, 65 x 13 cm. The motifs are as varied as they are delicately carved. This mangle board required many hours of meticulous work. Among all the designs are two hearts, a reminder that this is an engagement gift. The handle is old but may not be the original one. $300.00

13. Sweden, 1741, 74 x 14 cm. Rustic mangle board, most probably made by a farmer on his farm. It is simple, efficient, and has been used a lot. $100.00

14. Denmark, 1803, 59 x 12 cm. The patterns on the mangle board are quite rustic, and the paint is original. The horse has been replaced, but it was used. It was not uncommon for a handle to break in use, and it was then replaced by another one. $400.00


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