Provençal Louis XV walnut dough trough – 18ᵗʰ century – south of France
This richly crafted dough trough comes from an artisanal workshop situated in Provence, in the Arles and Fourques region. It was created in the 18ᵗʰ century.
This piece of kitchen furniture is easily recognisable with its high base and its typically Provençal decorations: the bowl of flowers and the lyre decorated with olive branches.
This particular one also displays the symbol of love: the heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow, which indicates that it was commissioned as a wedding gift.
This delightful and practical dough trough was used to knead the dough in the family kitchen. That is why the cover, designed to be removed, has no hinges.
Dimensions: width – 120 cm; height – 100 cm; depth – 58 cm.
Reference number: ME020