Antique Treen Stackable Egg Rack for Two Dozen Eggs
This is a listing for a late Victorian/Edwardian treen egg rack.
This English wooden egg rack 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.
Of simple construction, this egg rack has a primitive and rustic style. It is in good sturdy condition, with just some patches of staining, grease and water marks to the top surface.
There has been some previous repair work to firm up the base legs. At each end on the underside, a small piece of beading has been added to hold the legs in place. But this has resulted in the rack standing up well and the screw joints are still very solid. There are also a couple of old worm holes but the rack has nonetheless been treated.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use in the home today.
Length, 35cm; Depth, 18.5cm; Height, 8.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £31 maximum depending on location.