Edwardian Antique Single Tier Treen Egg Rack For One Dozen Eggs
A delightful treen egg rack to hold one dozen eggs, dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s.
This English wooden egg rack dates from the late Victorian or Edwardian period, with capacity to hold up to 12 eggs on a single tier. This more compact size rack is difficult to source.
It was common for these racks to be used in the kitchens of large houses, where many eggs would be used daily. In fact, in Downton Abbey, the kitchen had an egg rack the same style as this, although it did run the entire length of the kitchen island.
It was common for these racks to be stacked on top of each other in order to deter pests from getting their hands on precious fresh eggs. Of simple construction, there is nonetheless a great richness in the colouring and patination of the wood.
It is in excellent condition, especially considering the age of the piece. It is rare to see them in such good condition. It stands very stable but the legs can be moved slightly when pushed. This doesn’t affect use of the egg rack, but it may be possible for the existing screws to be tightened if so desired.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today.
Length, 24cm; Depth, 15.5cm; Height, 7.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £21 maximum depending on location.