Antique Victorian Treen Egg Tray or Rack for Two Dozen Eggs
A delightful treen egg rack to hold two 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 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, held together with nails, it has a primitive and rustic style.
It is in fair condition considering the age of the piece. There are some splits to the wood on one side of the egg rack, and evidence of a former repair job which has moved the leg out of place slightly and also left some holes which can be seen through the wood. There are also a few old worm holes, which have been treated. Nonetheless, this is still a very sturdy piece of antique kitchenalia, and is perfect for egg storage in a modern kitchen.
Width, 36cm; Depth, 20cm; Height, 7.5cm.
UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.