Hey y’all. Picked up this dough bowl for a steal from a local antique shop in NC. Is there any way to tell the potential age based on the style/coloration/nature of the saw marks etc.? Thanks in advance!
That is very true. The more I look at it the more it looks like it was shaped with a grinder. I was mainly basing its age on the wood, which to me appears to be soft maple, and the patina in the checks (cracks).It may not be an antique, as many wood items such as these are sold in import stores in malls across the county as intresting rustic decor. I very often see things like it in thrift stores and flea markets.
The wood might have had a microbe in it, and they sanded it out to clean it up.The wood has large resin canals, red knots, wide annual rings and even texture. Probably white pine. It is all that same species, sides and bottom. The sides have what looks like grey stain on them which the bottom inside lacks.