Antique Trivets are decorative stands, typically used to put underneath hot skillets, kettles, pots or pans, and featuring three or more legs in order to tranfer the heat from the bottom of the hot object.
Brief history and description
Trivets can be made from a variety of different materials such as iron, brass, metal, glass or silver, and although the most common shape of a trivet is a circular, it is not uncommon to find trivets that are shaped like horseshoes, hearts or stars as well.
Guide for collectors
Antique brass wrought iron trivets are considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors.
Restoration of an antique trivet is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. (However, restoring an antique trivet may decrease its value).
For more information regarding antique trivets, visit the Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America's official website.
Antique wrought iron trivets are usually worth around $800.
A pierced brass, wrought iron trivet with a mahogany fireplace trivet, on the other hand, can be worth as much as $3,300.
Antique wagner cast iron cook pot trivets are worth as little as $10.
Two matching antique heart-shaped iron trivets are worth as much as $300.
Antique Vaseline glass trivets are worth around $10.
Sterling overlay glass trivet coasters, on the other hand, are worth as much as $110.
Meissen cobalt blue trivets
An antique Meissen cobalt blue trivel is worth around $50.
English brass trivets are usually worth around $1,100.
Oriental brass trivets, on the other hand, are usually worth around $50. (
Antique brass fireplace trivets are usually worth between $125 and $225.
Silver overlaid trivets
Silver overlaid trivets are worth around $175.
Sterling crystal trivets
A two-piece Sterling overlay crystal trivet is worth as much as $300.
Sterling silver trivets
Sterling silver trivets are worth around $100.
Two sterling silver trivets, on the other hand, can be worth as much as $300.