Chance to buy a piece of ‘Breadboard Annie’s’ kitchen collection at online auction26 March 2021 The late dealer Annie Marchant (1951-2020) collected everything related to the unfitted kitchen and was known as Breadboard Annie in her early days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A large Victorian copper jelly mould with two tiers moulded with buttresses is estimated at £120-160.
Butchers’ shop sign
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.