England, c1780



The brass top pierced with a flowerhead and with a projecting rear turned oak handle,

its front corners with hooked terminals, raised on three brass cabriole supports

terminating in pointed pad feet, and with a wrought iron 'T'-shaped stretcher.


Trivets” were raised on legs of iron to enable tem to sit in the actual fire,

supporting the cooking vessel for cooking, warming or stirring.  Before the 18th century,

trivets were usually made entirely of iron, the three legs providing more stability on uneven surfaces. 

In the 18th century, they became much more elaborate, and even gained a 4th leg, those being known as “footmen”. 

With footmen, only the back legs are usually of iron.

However, please note these legs are of brass.


Literature :

 A pair of trivets identical to the 1780 example is illustrated P., N. & H. Schiffer,

The Brass Book (1978), p. 400, Figure C,

where it is noted that 'this pair of trivets is highly unusual,

yet as singles they are still interesting.

Most trivets have iron legs; these have brass legs and iron stretchers, a rare and desirable combination.'

This type of trivet, with hooks to the front corners of the top, was intended to hook onto a grate's fire bars


Condition : Excellent with wear appropriate to age and usage; expected wear to the wooden handle


9.2” High x 7.8” Wide x 7.8” x 15.8” Deep












Also See :


George III Brass & Iron Fireplace Trivet

16.25" High

Early Georgian Brass Pedestal Snuffer

Stand & Scissors, C1720-45





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George III Brass, Iron & Wood-Handled Trivet with Brass Legs, England, c1780 


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