Rarer Sized Antique Stackable Treen Egg Rack for One Dozen Eggs
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 very good condition considering the age of the piece. It is sturdy, with both legs both firmly screwed in place. There are some surface scratches and residue on the wood in places. There is also evidence of a former repair to the wood where a crack has glue in it along the base. However, this has been done well and doesn’t affect the appearance from the top of the rack in any way.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today.
Length, 20cm; Depth, 19.5cm; Height, 8.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £23 maximum depending on location.