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Was my antique wood bread bowl stained at some point?

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Crafty_Mom

Was my antique wood bread bowl stained at some point?

I just received an antique bread bowl that hubby bought for me.  I went to clean it before its first use, and the water and rag came up orange.  I thought, maybe since it is on the inside and the bowl probably saw a lot of use, that may be normal.  But the same result on the outside.

 

Is it a wood stain?  Or is it possibley from use?

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Crafty_Mom

Thanks!  The more I think about it, the more it seems likely that what I'm seeing is just age.

 

We were going to slightly sand the bottom anyway (it's uneven), so that should settle it without doubt.

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Mini Oven

It rubs up red/brown or orange.   A good reason to sand it off.