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A Victorian, carved beechwood, 'Marriage Board'. Many bread boards were carved with mottos and this is one of the more unusual ones. It is carved with the words 'Long Life and Happiness' and would have been given as a wedding gift. It is also carved with a horseshoe and wedding bells, these being symbols which are associated with weddings. The carving was originally quite deep but as this board has had a lot of use it is now quite worn, especially the wording. This just adds to the character of the piece which has an attractive, fairly pale patina, and is in good condition, with no splits.