Colonial America: the simple life
To simplify matters, I like to think of there being two kinds of Colonial era American furniture. The pieces made by very skilled craftsmen, and pieces made by local village craftsmen or the homeowners themselves. In the 18th century, for example, the skilled craftsmen would be making pieces in the vein of the Chippendales, the Hepplewhites and Sheratons, reproductions of which are still being produced today. One early prized piece of furniture would have been the Elizabethan court cupboard…
Pook & Pook. April 18th 2008. Lot 752. Estimated: $4000 - $6000. Realized Price: $1872. Pennsylvania heart shaped doublearm skewer holder with 7 skewers, 11" l., together with another skewer holder with cut work decoration and 2 arms, 5 1/2" l., and another early holder. Provenance: James Sorber Collection.
Tin Kitchen - Reflector Oven TK-726
Reflector ovens or "Tin Kitchens" were used from the mid-18th century clear through the 19th century. They cook food more efficiently than a simple spit over an open fire. The oven surface reflects heat back from the fire, concentrating it onto the foo