Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

Open-handle GW trivet reproductions discovered!

Two examples of the authentic 1876 GW trivet: (L) polished and (R) unpolished. This brass George Washington (GW) trivet was reportedly designed and produced for the 1876 Centennial in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Blacksmith wrought stand dated 1761

This may be the oldest pressing iron stand or trivet in my collection. Dated 1761, it precedes the Revolutionary War. I purchased it from an online auction in January 2020; … Continue reading

May 3, 2023

Researching the R & B trivet

This interesting cast iron trivet appeared in my first book The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets (2004, p. 148). It measures 8 1/2″ x 5 3/8″ with three 1″ legs … Continue reading

April 16, 2023

The Mathis trivet collection & auction

Through the years I’ve been contacted by readers with questions, Usually it’s a request for identification of a single trivet or stand but occasionally a larger collection presents itself. In … Continue reading

April 11, 2023

Trivets with a spider theme

This antique spider themed trivet from the UK  is a favorite among trivet collectors. Everyone wants one but they’re extremely hard to find! Most examples exchange hands privately between collectors.  As … Continue reading

March 15, 2023

Sad iron stand with eagle and snake imagery

This handsome sad iron stand is a favorite of mine. Although the designer, artist and foundry are unknown, it’s most likely an American casting. The prominent sprue mark on the … Continue reading

February 1, 2023

The 71st Highland Light Infantry trivet

This is an interesting antique brass trivet from the United Kingdom. It commemorates the 71st (Scottish) Highland Light Infantry. As the history of this regiment is complicated, please refer to … Continue reading

January 15, 2023

The Bradley Good Luck Iron Stand

This is a very nice example of the scarce Bradley Patent sad iron stand. It was likely an advertising piece for their uniquely designed horseshoe. Let’s explore the origins of … Continue reading

October 2, 2022

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