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Victorian Primitive Stackable Wooden Egg Rack

Victorian Primitive Stackable Wooden Egg Rack

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A delightful treen egg rack to hold one dozen eggs, dating from the 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 fair condition considering the age of the piece and has a nice faded timeworn colouring. Although the egg rack stands up securely and is perfectly usable, able to hold eggs, two screws are missing on one side, resulting in both of legs having a little wobble when force is applied. The wood here is split too.

Nonetheless, it is still a great looking piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today. It is possible that both the missing screws could be replaced should this be desired.

Length, 20cm; Width, 19.5cm; Height, 7.5cm

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