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Lot 32H: New England Colonial Wrought Iron Hanging Herb Drying Rack 1700s
25 October 2016
Milton, DE, USA
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Description: This is a four prong hanging wrought iron drying hook rack from New England, circa 1700s. The wrought iron drying hook rack was used in a colonial open-hearth kitchen for drying herbs and hanging small game. The drying rack has four wrought iron hooks and large center hole. The drying rack has a long wrought iron handle with a hook on the end for hanging and gripping. Each wrought iron hook is handmade and slightly different in size. You can see the scorching and pitting on the wrought iron from the open hearth fireplace.
Condition Report: Excellent condition with age appropriate patina.
Dimensions: 28 inches long and 6 1/2 inches hook to hook.