These are antique French riddling racks, used in champagne making. Remuage or riddling is the process that collects the yeast and sediment in a bottle and concentrate it near the mouth of the bottle. After initial fermentation in the bottle, the bottles are inclined at a 45-degree angle on a riddling rack, which is typically made up of two simple rectangular boards hinged at the top. These racks may have been placed in a larger structure to be kept at the proper angle.
They are the same height, but two different widths. The holes are all uniform, but each rack holds a different number of bottles.
Smaller rack measures 8.5" W x 102" L x 1.5" D.
Larger rack measures 11.5" W x 102" H x 1.5" D.
Each is available for purchase separately, and we can also offer favorable pricing for the pair. Shipping costs listed serve as a baseline only, given the length of this piece, they cannot be shipped via Parcel service. We can offer local pick up, or provide a quote for local delivery. We can also provide shipping quotes for front-door-freight, blanket wrap and white glove service. Contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone (713) 485-0071 for estimates and inquiries.