A beautiful sterling silver toast rack with rowing motif. Seven sets of interlocking rowing oars make up the rack, while the handle consists of a ringed laurel wreath. The footed base is an artfully crafted traditional rowing boat, with delicate rope detailing on one side.
A truly amazing piece of English history, the toast rack was a staple of any proper table setting. “Dry toast may be made before it is wanted, and should be set up in the toast-rack the moment it is done,” writes A.M. Sargeant in the 1851 The Housemaid's Complete Guide.
Dimensions: 7 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W x 3" W