Hi, I'm Hank, welcome to my site. I opened Hedgerow Antiques in 2000 and specialize in 18th and early 19th century antiques in brass, copper, iron and treen. Some of my items are later but I prefer to deal in items produced before the beginning of mass production, approximately 1820. Being antiques, they all show signs of use and age. I don't post items for sale if they have major issues. I will mention minor dings and imperfections in my descriptions. I shop around checking prices and keep mine a bit lower than the market. I do this because I enjoy the business and the hunt and I want to sell. I accept checks, money orders and Paypal. I prefer to ship using U.S.P.S. Priority Mail but if you prefer another way please tell me. Any item may be returned within three days in it's original condition for a full refund minus the shipping cost. Again, welcome. Enjoy your stay. If you have questions or concerns as you browse through the photos please let me know. I do this because I enjoy it. Don't feel you are bothering me if you ask for another photo or a more complete description. Thank you, Hank
Blacksmith made, this tilter was used to hang a kettle over the fire. There is a pin and chain to lock the kettle in place. As the photo shows one of the hooks is bent to the side. This is a very rugged piece of iron and I believe the hook was originally made this way to accommodate a particular kettle. It didn't happen by dropping it. It is completely original, no repairs. The overall length is approximately 19"
These candlesticks were produced around 1800, still in the age of craftsmanship as evidenced by the lathe turnings on the undersides of the bases. The pushups came in handy if the candle was allowed to burn down too far into the socket. They are 8 1/2" tall with no repairs or damage.
These tongs were used to pick an ember from the fireplace to light a pipe. They are worn smooth from use and age. They are completely original with no damage or repair. The overall length is 16 1/4".
Unusual in brass, this was used for hanging pots or kettles in front of the hearth. The back plate was screwed into the wall and the hook slid along the length of the arm, an adjustment depending on the desired heat. There is no damage or any repairs. The overall length is 13".
This bowl shows many dings and knife and chopper cuts from it's use in someone's kitchen. There are no cracks, splits or repairs. It is 13" handle to handle, 4 to 4 1/2" the rim.
This decorative pan was used for cooking on the hearth in front of the fire. The pan is brass attached to a wrought iron handle. The iron shows pitting from many years of use and is solidly attached to the pan with the original rivets. The supporting leg is missing and the hole is filled with an old repair. It's 20 1/2" long, the pan diameter is 8 3/4".
A pretty little pitcher, it stands just 5 1/2" tall. It is seamed up the back indicating it is made by hand. The brass handle is securely fastened with the original rivets. There are a couple small dings present, copper is a soft metal and it's been around awhile. It is lightweight so I will cover the mailing.
Brass & wrought iron colander from the late 18th century. The handle is fastened to the brass with the original rivets. There is an iron ring under the rim for strength. There are some cracks in the brass where it was formed around the ring. Otherwise, there are no repairs. The diameter of the bowl is 9 3/4".
The word 'Peerman' is thought to be slang for 'poor man'. This was a poor man's source of light. Once he had the fixture he could go into a cedar swamp and harvest pieces of cedar for free and these were saturated with oil. They were dried and the remaining oil would sustain fire. They didn't burn very brightly but it was all they had. The column is decoratively twisted and the spring top is functional. It is all original, no damage or repairs. I have another photo of the underside of the base if you would like to see it. The height is 26 3/4"
These were used in front of the fireplace to roast small birds or portions of meat. The construction is steel. The bell shape roaster is fully adjustable and the spring is tight. There is an old repair under one of the legs which shows a small crack. All the spikes are present and tight. The height is 30 1/2".
This pot is seamed up the back and around the bottom indicating it was made by hand. The handle is held with the original rivets. There is no damage and no repairs. The height of the pot including the lid is 7".
This was used on the hearth to hold a pot or as an adjustable holder for a downhearth pan. The hooks are movable to accomodate the handle. The surface reflects it's age. The overall height is 23 1/4", total length is 20 1/2". There is no damage or repair, it's all original as made.
A very pretty shallow bowl from the 19th century. There is an early repair across the center. The color is a nice warm brown and the surface reflects the many uses it had. It measures 4 1/2" deep and 17" diameter.
Drip pans were placed on the hearth under the Sunday roast to catch the fat drippings, nothing was wasted. This one has an old repair in one corner. The handle is wrought iron. It's 19 3/4" long.
Unusually small copper teakettle, 6 1/2" to the top of the handle. It is seamed up the back and around the bottom and the spout is also seamed. This type of handle was designed to hang from a kettle tilt. I have a couple but they don't fit this one. The seaming dates this one to around 1830.
Graceful pair of seamed candlesticks from around 1770. Seaming indicates that the columns were cast in two pieces and braised together. At the time craftsmen didn't have the expertise to cast a column in a single piece. This was their solution. The underside shows lathe turning as it should. One of the push-up buttons is missing. They're 11 1/2 inches tall.
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