Early Iron Rack

Antique hand-forged folk art serpentine iron rack, probably to hold kitchen utensils or tools in a workshop, probably New England, c. 1800. The rack is one continuous band of iron hammered into a squiggle and each side bent and sharpened to a point to nail into a wall. Imaginative and quirky Seussian form. Blacksmith-made, the piece could date from the 18th century. Display as artful metalwork or set to its original purpose as functional wall hardware. Found in Massachusetts.

 

Measurements

11 inches long

3.5 inches deep

 

Condition

Very good good condition, with minor bends, pitting and corrosion in the iron.

 

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$275

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