Antique Treen Wooden Egg Rack, to hold Two Dozen Eggs

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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.

The corners of this piece are slightly sharper than normally found with these types of racks. The result is a very handsome piece which is perfect for egg storage in a modern country or farmhouse style kitchen today, or for adding to a treen or kitchenalia collection.

Of simple construction, held together with nails, it has a primitive and rustic style.

It is in good sturdy condition, especially considering the age of the piece. There are some old splits to the wood in a few places but this hasn’t affected the integrity of the piece in any way; it is strong and stable. There are also a few old worm holes on one leg, which have been treated and filled previously.

Please note I have a very similar but slightly wider egg rack also available for sale. Please ask for further details.

Length, 36cm; Depth, 18.6cm; Height, 7.5cm

UK delivery £6.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.




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