Chance to buy a piece of ‘Breadboard Annie’s’ kitchen collection at online auction

The late dealer Annie Marchant (1951-2020) collected everything related to the unfitted kitchen and was known as Breadboard Annie in her early days.

Annie Marchant's kitchen

A corner of Annie Marchant’s kitchen showing some of the objects in the auction.

After her untimely death on January 9, 2020, her personal kitchen and dairy collection of over 300 items was donated to the Jacobean Kiplin Hall and Gardens near Catterick in North Yorkshire, according to her wishes.

Now fellow kitchenalia collectors and those looking for that special something for their home have a chance to acquire items from her extensive stock at a sale at The Canterbury Auction Galleries.

Examples from Victorian and earlier kitchens, dairies, and grocers’ and butchers’ shops will now be offered in 624 lots carrying an overall estimate of £100,000.

Here is a selection of highlights coming up at Two Day Sale - The Annie Marchant Collection of Kitchenalia on April 12-13.


Bread board

Five turned and carved wood late Victorian breadboards estimated at £120-160.

Living up to her nickname there are a number of lots containing breadboards. This lot comprises five turned and carved wood late Victorian breadboards estimated at £120-160.

Rolling pin

Rolling pin

A Victorian wood roller carved with motifs, estimated at £120-160.

This Victorian wood roller is carved with motifs including Prince of Wales feathers, a crown, a beehive and a thistle and is estimated at £120-160.

Copper pots

Copper pots

A collection of copperware estimated at £120-160.

Any rustic kitchen is not complete without copper pots hanging on the wall.

This lot comprises 19th century copper circular mixing bowls, a dish, saucepans and a poaching pan and estimated at £120-160.

Jelly mould

Copper jelly mould

A large Victorian copper jelly mould estimated at £120-160.

A large Victorian copper jelly mould with two tiers moulded with buttresses is estimated at £120-160.

Butchers’ shop sign

Butcher's bulls head shop sign

A late 19th century Butcher's shop sign designed as a bulls head, estimated at £120-160.

This late 19th century Butcher's shop sign is a life-sized bulls head in cast iron with traces of original paintwork. It is estimated at £120-160.


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