Antique 18th Century Country French Egoutoir

2012-0750 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

53.5H x 47W x 17D

Location: Baton Rouge

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Crafted exclusively from dense, old-growth French white oak, this egoutoir was found in well-established Country French kitchens, its purpose being to make store just-washed pots and pans while drying after the meal. Also for making cheese, which French done on daily bases. This example includes a drawer to hold cloths for polishing, as well as a plate rack on top. Note the hand-drilled pegs holding the mortise & tenon joints together. Truly an interesting relic from the past, consider it the first kitchen drying rack!
Circa 1780s.
Measures 53.5H x 47W x 17D.