Rare Antique Late Victorian Loop Topped Wirework Cooling Rack
A versatile, useful and decorative late 19th Century wirework cake cooling rack with ornate loop top rail.
Dating to the late 1800s, these Victorian wire work cooling racks are extremely scarce. The style is typical of the Victorian era, with the finish decorative while also highly useful – the raised bar around the edge of the rack was designed to prevent cakes from falling off the edge. To add interest, the wire work has been looped, as have the feet it stands on.
This cooling rack is a great piece of vintage kitchenalia to have in the home. Although it is simple in style, the raised bar adds a nice decorative feature to this cake rack. Great for ongoing use as a cake stand, but this rack would also look great displayed as part of a kitchenalia collection.
In overall fair condition for its age, there are some patches of oxidisation on this rack, most notably on the top rail. The stand sits sturdily on its looped feet. The top outer rail has bent a little out of shape in some places, however it still stands up proudly and is able to perform its role fully still. There is also a build up of some residue to the main rack but it’s still in good order.
These make for excellent decorative pieces and are practical to use still too.
Length, 35cm; Width, 23cm; Height, 4.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £31 maximum depending on location.