The spice tower conjures up tales of merchants travelling the spice routes bringing valuable goods to enhance the food of those who could afford such luxuries. The tower is made of varnished sycamore wood and is composed of four tubs screwed into each other.These items are rare as the wood invariably split and fell apart in hot and steamy kitchens!
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