Antique Victorian Treen Single Tiered Stackable Egg Rack for One Dozen or 12 Eggs
A delightful treen egg rack to hold one dozen eggs, dating from the mid to late 1800s.
This English wooden egg rack dates from the Victorian period, with capacity to hold up to 12 eggs on a single tier. This more compact square shaped rack is quite 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, it has a primitive and rustic style.
It is in excellent condition considering the age of the piece. It is very sturdy, with both legs both firmly screwed in place. There are some minor surface scratches to the wood, and a small area where a small piece has flaked away. However, otherwise it is overall an excellent example.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today.
Length, 21cm; Depth, 18cm; Height, 8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.