Cast shield-shaped trivet with symmetrical openwork geometric design featuring a diamond near toe above a split-top trumpet shape with shallow S curve arms at its sides. Three peg legs; no handle. Heavily worn railing along two sides, closed at tip. Top face of endpiece struck incuse "W.BARTON" in roman letters.
Attributed to William Barton (1762-1849) at Cairo, NY, after 1826 when he moved his foundry there from Chatham (now East Hampton), CT. Barton is remembered as a sleigh bell maker and established the bell manufacturing industry in East Hampton (which came to be known as "Belltown") in 1808; but he and his sons also produced other small bronze and brass items, including trivets.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
1826 - 1846
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.175 cm x 15.5575 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: New York, Cairo
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Estate of John Paul Remensnyder
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