CATEGORIES

Alphabetical

Baskets

Boxes

Clocks

Clothing or accessories

Floor coverings

Furniture, Shaker

Furniture, Windsor

Furniture, formal or painted

Glass

Leather

Metals, brass or copper

Metals, iron

Metals, pewter or silver

Metals, tin

Miniatures

Miscellaneous

Ornamental painting

Painted or framed art

Paper

Pottery

Textiles or needlework

Toys or dolls

Wood carving

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Metals, Tin


We distinguish tinware from pewter (which is predominately tin) by acknowledging that the 'tin' of 'tinware' is simply a coating to keep rust away. Tinware is fabricated from thin sheets of iron or steel coated with tin, bent into shape, then riveted, soldered, or mechanically affixed together. Today we see it mostly as candleholders and perforated light fixtures, but tin lent itself to a multitude of applications. In the kitchen it served for everyday tableware (plates and cups) as well as tea boxes, tinder boxes, even bowls. Soldiers carried tin canteens, kettles, and cups. Although it was often the inexpensive alternative, it could be found in the homes of the wealthy as well as the poor, treasured enough to be kept polished and shiny (never dull or rusty). Painting tinware was an art unto itself, which we tackle in the category Ornamental Painting.


TED BORGER

CARL & MARCIA GIORDANO

JAMES & JOYCE GLYNN