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Accession # SRM1979-54.2

Carving fork

19th century


During the time of the Republic, meat was cooked in large portions over an open flame. Carving forks were used to hold these pieces of meat from which individual servings were cut. Carving forks like this one would have been found in wealthy homes.




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