Kitchen/Hearth

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STEEL FIREPLACE FOOTMAN (TRIVET)1790-1820

THIS STEEL FOOTMAN (TRIVET) STOOD ON THE HEARTH TO TAKE KETTLES AND PANS FROM THE FIRE, SKILLFULLY MADE WITH RIVETED STEEL, PENNY FEET,AND FORMED CARRYING BAR. IT WAS ALSO USED AS A PLATE WARMER, BUN WARMER ETC.(LTLK)
DIMENSIONS: 12 1/4"X 9" 11 1/2"H
LIST PRICE: $345

LONG HANDLED FRYING PAN 1700-1800 -48"L

A 48" LONG HANDLED FRYING PAN WITH A " RAT TAIL" HANGER AND A RIVETED HANDLE AND PAN. THIS 18TH HUNDRED PAN IS NICELY MADE WITH BEVELED EDGES AND HAMMERED PAN.(BATK)
DIMENSIONS: 48"L, 12"-121/2" PAN
LIST PRICE: $195

EARLY FOUR COMPARTMENT HERB/SPICE BOX

This is a very early  four compartment herb/spice box with four sliding lids. What is so significant about this box is that the box is totally dug out by hand and the four lids were carved to enable them to slide into the cutout runners. The box was never painted and retains a dry finish. Excellent condition.  (LOTK)
Dimensions:91/4" L x 33/8"W x 2"H 
List Price: $425

ANTIQUE ANIMAL COOKIE CUTTERS - TURKEY, PIG, COW

Three different and unique soldered tin animal cookie cutters. The cutter at the top is a TURKEY (note the detail), lower left a PIG and lower right a COW. All in good condition with no rust.(BTBE)
Dimensions: Turkey 4" x 4", Pig 4 1/8" x 2 7/8" x Cow 4" x 3"
List Price: $150

PAINTED MORTAR & PESTLE-19thCENTURY

FROM THE HELEN MARLAR COLLECTION
A wonderful painted (putty) mortar and pestle. Note the nice size, great form, top lip, incised base and the great ware on both objects. All original. Note in photos the appearance of a tight crack on inside. Note also no crack on outside. There is a small chip on base. (RKTE)
Dimensions:Mortar 4 1/2"H, 3 1/2"Dia., Pestle 6"H
List Price: $1075

WROUGHT IRON HEART TRIVET

A good looking and well made 19th century heart trivet. Note the penny feet and the well shaped heart. Great condition. (DBOTK)
Dimensions: Heart Height 65/8", Heart Width 5"
List Price: $250

EARLY FOUR COMPARTMENT HERB/SPICE BOX 

This is a very early  four compartment herb/spice box with four sliding lids. What is so significant about this box is that the box is totally dug out by hand and the four lids were carved to enable them to slide into the cutout runners. The box was never painted and retains a dry finish. Excellent condition.  (LOTK)
Dimensions:91/4" L x 33/8"W x 2"H 
List Price: $425

SNUFF MORTAR and PESTLE

This uncommon mortar and pestle was used for powdering snuff. This particular example is made from chestnut with a short cavity as snuff was powdered in small quantities. The pestle is also of chestnut with a snobby end. See Early American Wooden Ware p. 148 for a photo of a similar one (perhaps the exact one) for additional information. (HODE)
Dimensions: Mortar: 71/2"H, 23/4"Dia., Pestle: 63/4"H
List Price: $875

ROTARY GRIDIRONS 1740-1800

The rotating gridiron was used to lay meat or fish on for broiling, or to use as a trivet. The gridiron was also used for light cooking and warming. Note the shouldered handle here because the gridiron's low height. Also note, the heart finial with a hole for hanging. Excellent condition. (MBE)
Dimensions: 24"L x 31/2"H x 12"-121/2"Rotary
List Price: $325

EARLY FIREPLACE CRANE

THE CRANE REPLACED THE LUG POLE IN THE EARLY 18th CENTURY. AGGRAVATED BY THELUG POLE'S TENDENCY TO BURN THROUGH AND DUMP FOOD INTO THE FLAMES, THE SETTLERS ADOPTED AN IRON CRANE THAT PIVOTED  FROM SIDE SUPPORTS. IT ALSO ALLOWED THE COOKING UTENSILS HANGING FROM IT TO BE EASILY SWUNG OUT TO THE PROPER DISTANCE FROM THE FIRE. LENGTH:28 1/2" 
LIST PRICE: $150
 
 NOTE: WE HAVE OTHER CRANES WITH DIFFERENT LENGTHS
I CAN ALSO HELP WITH THE CORRECT PINTELS FOR
HANGING THE CRANE

26" FIRE TONGS 1750-1820

A BASIC FORM OF 1750-1820  HEARTH TONGS. NOTE THE SUBSTANTIAL FINIAl, THE  LARGE CIRCULAR  HOLDERS  AS WELL AS THE OPERATING DESIGN FOR THE SCISSORS. A REALLY HARDY FUNCTIONAL TOOL IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION. A BEAUTIFUL TOOL MADE BY A QUALITY BLACKSMITH. 26"L(ECK)
LIST PRICE: $115

Early 18th Century Warming Pan

Holding hot charcoal or embers, these pans were placed between icy bedcovers before retiring. This pan is a very early form that mounts a wrought iron handle on a brass pan covered by a domed brass lid with a wonderful etched design. (LEDE)
List Price: $350