Antique Wirework Spherical Food Preserver or Herb Dryer
A great sized antique Victorian wirework metal mesh food or herb dryer in a sphere shape.
These hanging wirework food dryers date from the mid to late 1800s. Previously used to dry foodstuffs and herbs, these aren’t often seen now. However, that’s not to say they can no longer serve a purpose, as salad or herb dryers, and they look fabulous also hung on display.
With an ingenious design, the front section of this sphere opens up to make it easy to place items inside.
This wirework dryer is in fair condition for its age. The wirework does have patches of oxidisation, although these aren’t too significant and it could still be used. The wire has also snapped in three places on the rear of the sphere. However, wrapped behind other pieces of the wirework, this isn’t overly notable and the piece is still structurally sound.
It’s a great decorative item which could be put into many uses around the home.
Diameter, 23cm; Height, 29cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £24 maximum depending on location.