Antique Edwardian Treen Single Tiered Stackable Egg Rack for Two Dozen or 24 Eggs
;This is a listing for ONE late Victorian/Edwardian treen to hold two dozen eggs, dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s. A total of two are available. Combined shippings savings are available on the purchase of both egg racks.
Each of these matching English wooden egg racks dates from the late Victorian period or early 1900s, with capacity to hold up to 24 eggs on a single tier. 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.
As shown here, 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, both egg racks have a primitive and rustic style.
Both egg racks are in excellent condition considering their age. There are also some old splits to the wood on each rack, where different pieces of wood were used in their construction. Nonetheless, both examples are very stable with only one of the racks (the rack with the split to one side) having a very faint wobble when pressed down to one side.
In summary, these are great pieces of antique treen kitchenalia which are still perfect for use today.
Length, 35.5cm; Depth, 19.5cm; Height, 8cm
When stacked together, the racks stand 15cm tall.
UK delivery included; international delivery £23 maximum depending on location.