Early, Painted New England Spoon Rack
Extraordinary, very old painted spoon rack.
22” tall; 12 ½” wide at the bottom; 11 ½” wide at the top; and 3 ½” deep at the bottom. Interesting cant-back form. Marvelous original dry red paint and hand-hewn nail construction.
Interesting example of similar racks can be found in an old book from 1929, The Pine Furniture of Early New England by Russell Hawes Kettell. Kettell's book references and depicts a similar spoon rack (see image of Page 121) that, at the time of the publishing, was in the Henry Ford collection (yes, the Henry Ford).
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