This wonderful homemade wall rack was made during the Depression era by someone who needed it for a special purpose. The small 9 1/8” wide shelf or holder attached to the piece has three cutout elongated slots to hold perhaps thin cotton kitchen towels or larger kitchen utensils like wooden spoons or spatulas – we don’t really know. But the scroll work on the piece is very nice. At the top of this 10 ½” tall rack is a sailing ship between two towers. The bottom is a floral cutout design. As in all older pieces there is expected wear from age and use; there are two small cracks in the wood, but the piece is very secure. I’m sure a spare piece of wood that was lying around the house was used to make this; there are dings under varnish, indicating they were there when the piece was made. But isn’t that a testament to need and ingenuity?
What a cute addition to your vintage folk art collection or to use everyday. Please contact us if you have any questions. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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