Victorian Treen Single Tier Stackable Egg Rack For One Dozen 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 size 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 and a great warmth to ti in its original dark stained finish.
It is in good condition considering the age of the piece. The original dark wood staining has faded through use over time, creating a wonderful antique and worn patina on the top of the rack. There are some small gaps between the different sections of wood on the top of the egg rack but it is still perfectly usable, and it also sits flat with no wobble to it. There is one old worm hold on the base of the rack but this has been treated.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today.
Length, 20cm; Depth, 20cm; Height, 8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £18.00 maximum depending on location.