Brass Trivet / Brass Footman – The trivet has been a cooking aid and used in kitchens and parlors over several centuries. A low stand made of iron before the 17th century, it was placed over the fire to hold the cooking pot. Used thus, it usually had three legs in order to provide the most stability. Gradually, as the fireplace in the parlor or kitchen became larger, the trivet became more elaborate, made from iron, polished steel, or brass, with three or four legs and often made to resemble furniture styles of the day. The four-legged trivet eventually found a place by the open fire in the dining room as a muffin or hot kettle stand, dish warmer, or utensil holder and then became known as a ‘ footman’, no doubt because it assumed the role normally taken by a servant or footman. This is a must-have if you have a working fireplace. Impress your friends with this useful piece.
Brass Table: dimension’s 11” x 16” x 11 1/4”