19th Century Rowing-Themed Sterling Silver Toast Rack

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. 

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