Victorian Treen Single Tiered Stackable Egg Rack for Two Dozen or 24 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.
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 nails which held the feet in place at each end have worn, and so this joints have been reinforced at some point with some small nails. The result is a still very stable egg rack, with no wobble. There are also some old splits to the wood at each end but these are small and there is no further risk of cracking. Underneath, there are two old worm holes which are very common with pieces of this age and have been treated, and an old splash of paint.
In summary, this is a great piece of antique treen kitchenalia which is still perfect for use today.
Length, 35cm;Depth, 20cm; Height, 8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £23.00 maximum depending on location.