Culinary Antiques

One of our most popular categories is that of Culinary Antiques, which by their inclusion in your decorating scheme indicates your refined appreciation for the science and history of cuisine. Antique Cooking Implements, utensils, as well as Antique Wine-Serving Accessories and devices are just the beginning of this incredible category. Exploring the realm of Culinary Antiques can lead one into a bewildering array of tangents, each of which is sure to delight the senses in more ways than one!  Inessa Stewart’s Antiques Wholesale Antique Furniture Stores!  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

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Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 12.5H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 13H x 8 in diameter

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug

Antique Hand-Painted Earthenware Jug was hand-thrown from local clays then given a glaze on top of which cobalt blue was deftly hand-painted to create a stylized naturalistic theme.  Natural corks were used as stoppers, and such vessels were used to contain a wide variety of comestibles.Circa early 1900sMeasures 11.5H x 8.5 in diameter

29-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service

29-Piece 19th Century Vieux-Paris Coffee & Tea Service will provide an elegant and stylish way to entertain your closest friends and relatives!  Each piece is carefully crafted from fine porcelain, then hand-painted with the utmost in care and artistry using cornflower blues, ruby reds, a touch of saffron yellow and of course gold trim for accents. ...
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19th Century Copper & Brass Coffee Pot

19th Century Copper & Brass Coffee Pot was hand-made to last for decade after decade, and built so it could be periodically refurbished and repaired, good for another decade or two each time!  The combination of brass spout, lid knob, swiveling handle and main handle contrast nicely with the copper body, which has seen its share of usage, which only...

19th Century Copper & Brass Teapot

19th Century Copper & Brass Teapot was hand-made to last for decade after decade, and built so it could be periodically refurbished and repaired, good for another decade or two each time!  The combination of brass lid knob and swiveling handle contrasts nicely with the copper body, which was hand-dovetailed and soldered for generations of usage!Circa...

19th Century Copper & Wrought Iron Kettle

19th Century Copper & Wrought Iron Kettle

Early 19th Century Copper & Brass Tea Kettle

Early 19th Century Copper & Brass Tea Kettle is a charming reminder of a bygone era, when vessels such as this were hand-made by metal smiths trained in their skills by their forefathers.  Note the hand-dovetailed and soldered seams and hand-hammered copper rivets.  The bi-metal handle is hollow with holes drilled on either end to facilitate heat...

19th Century Brass Tea Kettle

19th Century Brass Tea Kettle is a charming reminder of a bygone era, when vessels such as this were hand-made by metal smiths trained in their skills by their forefathers.  Note the hand-soldered seams and hand-hammered rivets.  An intriguing onion dome shape has been hammered into the handle designed to isolate the user's hands from the hot vessel when...

18th Century Dutch Bronze & Copper Tea Kettle Warmer

18th Century Dutch Bronze & Copper Tea Kettle Warmer is an intriguing artifact, hand-crafted from bronze and copper to provide a cradle for one's teapot in the room in which it is being served.  A few coals would be tossed into the base, the free-standing device would be placed in the room, and a kettle would be kept on top to keep the tea warm. ...

Vintage Etched Glass Serving Dish

Vintage Etched Glass Serving Dish features a lovely foliate spray with garlands on three segments of the serving dish, designed to offer guests three different appetizers or after dinner sweets.  The handle at the center comes in handy, as well.Circa early to mid-1900sMeasures 5H x 8 in diameter

Antique 89-Piece Staffordshire Black & White...

Antique 89-Piece Staffordshire Black & White Transferware China Service was crafted by the storied porcelain maker from England in the Jenny Lind pattern which made its first appearance in 1795.  The pattern which was transferred onto the surface of the pottery prior to final glazing, depicts a wide variety of lavish scenery and activities of the...
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19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Platter from...

19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Platter represents the remarkably unique and definitively French porcelains produced in the fabled region around Rouen!  Hand-made, this piece is meticulously hand-painted with an intricate design inspired by nature across the entire facade.  Perfect for protecting table tops in style, it can be employed to serve...

19th Century French Faience 8 piece Hand-Painted Tea...

19th Century French Faience 8 piece Hand-Painted Tea Service represents the remarkably unique and definitively French porcelains produced in the fabled region around Rouen!  Hand-made, each piece is meticulously hand-painted with an intricate design inspired by nature across the entire facade.  Designed as a set, the platter helps protect table tops in...

19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Pitcher

19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Pitcher is a beautiful example of the fine craftsmanship of French porcelains produced in the fabled region around Rouen!  Hand-made and meticulously hand-painted with an intricate design inspired by nature across the entire facade, it was designed to provide decorative appeal by itself, perfect for milk, cream...

19th Century French Hand-Painted Faience Petit Tureen...

19th Century French Hand-Painted Faience Petit Tureen from Rouen is yet another charming example from a private collection glorifying the charming, colorful ceramic wonders from the fabled region.  Using local white clay, each design has been painstakingly and artfully painted in vibrant cobalt blues, copper reds, olive greens and saffron yellows with a...

White Ironstone Soup Tureen and Ladle by Maestricht of...

White Ironstone Soup Tureen and Ladle by Maestricht of Holland is a gracefully elegant way to serve in style!Circa early 1900sMeasures 11H x 12W x 8D

19th Century Hand-Painted Trivet from Rouen, France

19th Century Hand-Painted Trivet from Rouen, France features the colorful artistry of the region with the typical celebration of the bounty and beauty of the earth as provided by the creator.  A crest appears at the center with the Lamb of God under three fleurs de lys, with a castellated crown above the crest, all surrounded by stylized wildflower and...

19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Soup Tureen...

19th Century French Faience Hand-Painted Soup Tureen with Platter represents the remarkably unique and definitively French porcelains produced in the fabled region around Rouen!  Hand-made, each piece is meticulously hand-painted with an intricate design inspired by nature across the entire facade.  Designed as a set, the platter helps protect table tops...

19th Century French Brass & Copper Water Pot

19th Century French Brass & Copper Water Pot was hand hammered and rivited in early 1800's.  Great patina with hand-made details to last for generation .Circa 1840s Measures 16.5H x 16W x 12D

Antique Cranberry Glass Hand-Cut Crystal Decanter

Antique Cranberry Glass Hand-Cut Crystal Decanter is an exquisite example of a master glass artist!  Using the rich ruby-colored crystal to contrast with the clear crystal, the artisan created facets and segments, enhancing the design with incised patterns, diamond grids and florals with an etched finish.  Original stopper only adds more elegance!Circa...

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece

Art Nouveau Silver-Overlaid Cobalt Blue Glass Centerpiece represents classic elegance in an extraordinary way!  The rich deep blue coloration derived from cobalt permeates the glass allowing one to more fully appreciate the form derived from ancient Greek and Roman architecture.  Around the base and around the top rim silver has been applied, but the most...

Art Deco Period Cut Glass Gilded Crudite Serving Set

Art Deco Period Cut Glass Gilded Crudite Serving Set recalls the glory years of the "Roaring Twenties", and features a sunburst pattern cut into the bottom of the center of the main platter which is seen when all pieces are fully assembled.  There's five pie-shaped gold rimmed glass inserts for a variety of treats, and a central ramekin for dipping.  The...

Pair 19th Century Winery Press Pedestals

Pair 19th Century Winery Press Pedestals were created from large wooden timbers given a screw shape for use in grape pressing at an old French winery.  When the winery updated its equipment, a clever craftsman converted them into a pair of pedestals, perfect for displaying statuary, vases, or objets d'art, especially for the wine connoisseur! Circa 1850s...
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Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel

Antique Oak Stave Wine Barrel is a charming relic that can provide wonderful rustic appeal in today's modern and casual decors!  Hand-crafted by an experienced barrel cooper from solid oak staves steamed and bent to create the classic barrel shape, it was secured with tin-plated iron bands.  The original design was created to allow ease of rolling the...
$1,280
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English Carlton Ware Tea Serving Set

English Carlton Ware Tea Serving Set includes everything pictured.  Each piece is meticulously hand-painted to depict ripe pomgranites on the vine in muted earth tones of green and a rich earthy red.  In business for a century, Wiltshaw & Robinson have been making Carlton Ware, producing an wide variety of patterns in both earthenware and china. ...

19th Century Brass Jardiniere - Bucket

19th Century Brass Jardiniere - Bucket makes a great centerpiece or jardiniere!  Hand-crafted using time-honored traditional metalsmithing techniques like soldered dovetail joints, it was meant to last for generations.Circa 1880sMeasures 13H x 17 in Diameter

19th Century French Lidded Copper Stock Pot

Lidded Copper Stock Pot was hand made in France during the latter half of the 19th century.  The pot is fitted with a copper handle attached to the body with rivets.  In a feat of dexterity, the metalsmith hand-hammered the copper then joined it with soldered dovetailed seams, all entirely by hand!Circa 1870sMeasures 8.5H x 9.5 in diameter

French Art Deco Period Cut Glass Dessert Dish with...

French Art Deco Period Cut Glass Dessert Dish with Wrought Iron Handle makes a wonderful decorative accent all on its own, and especially when filled with fresh fruit or tasty sweets!  The decorative grapevine motif wrought iron cradle displays abundant artistry and skill, and works great as a handle.Circa 1920sMeasures 13.5H x 10W x 8D

Antique French White Opaline 'Birdbox' Sugar Cellar by...

Antique French White Opaline 'Birdbox' Sugar Cellar by Portieux Vallerysthal is a lovely decorative accessory for your dining enjoyment, and depicts a nesting bird with finely detailed pattern on the entire exterior surface.Circa 1920sMeasures 5H x 4 in diameter

19th Century Copper Coffee Pot

19th Century Copper Coffee Pot with brass handles and lid finial is perfect for adding a rustic or Old World accent for your decorating fun!  Hand-crafted to last for decades, you can see the dovetailed seam underneath the side handle, with the handles riveted by hand onto the pitcher.Circa 1880sMeasures 15.5H x 11.5W x 8.5D

19th Century Copper Egg Poacher

19th Century Copper Egg Poacher was designed to poach a half dozen eggs in a wood-burning oven or open fireplace.  Extended hand-turned handle with wooden grip made it possible to remove the cooked eggs without using a mitt.  The handle has affixed to the poacher with hand-hammered solid copper rivets.  Copper was chosen as the primary metal for its heat...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottles (2...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottle (2 available, sold EACH) makes a charming accent for your rustic or Country French decor.  Hand-blown wine bottles were excellent for transporting fluids of any kind back in the day, but their fragility posed problems along the route. The wrapping by hand around the bottle with natural wicker solved the problems...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottle with Iron...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon Wine Bottle with Iron Cage (2 available, sold EACH) makes a charming accent for your rustic or Country French decor.  Hand-blown wine bottles were excellent for transporting fluids of any kind back in the day, but their fragility posed problems along the route. The wrapping by hand around the bottle with natural wicker solved...

Antique Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon (3 available, sold EACH)

Wicker-Wrapped Bonbon is perfect for adding a wine country decorating touch to your decor!  Hand-blown glass bottles were wrapped in wicker to protect them during transport, and the convenient loops in the wicker make great handles.Sold EACH.Circa early 1900sA measures 15H x 11.5 in diameterB measures 16H x 11 in diameterC measures 15.5H x 12 in diameter

Antique Cast Brass Candy Dish

Antique Cast Brass Candy Dish features an intriguing spider web pattern with sycamore leaves and seed pots with stems forming the handles on each side of the octagonal shape.Circa early 1900sMeasures 1H x 7.5W x 6D

Antique Decorative Hand-Crafted Copper Pitcher

Antique Decorative Hand-Crafted Copper Pitcher is a splendid example of the metalsmith's art, with graceful body and extended upper column that has a well-proportioned spout, double scrolled oversized handle and original lid with brass knob.Circa early 1900sMeasures 12.5H x 10W x 7.5D

English Mahogany Serving Tray

English Mahogany Serving Tray is the ideal way to serve in style!  Perfect for desserts, cocktails, or hors d'oeuvres, it features two brass & wood handles and a molded rim around the entire perimeter.  A great choice for protecting leather or upholstered ottomans, and attractive enough to leave out to create a more permanent display.Circa latter...

Early 20th Century French White Ironstone Soup Tureen

Early 20th Century French White Ironstone Soup Tureen Circa early 1900s Measures 12H x 12W x 10D

19th Century Hand-Made Copper Pot

19th Century Hand-Made Copper Pot represents centuries of traditions handed down from generation to generation!  Solid copper was formed into the inverted bell shape then dovetail joints were  hand-soldered to create a waterproof seal.  Then handles were fashioned and riveted to the sides.  Lastly, a coating of tin was applied on the interior as tin was...

Mid-Century Florentine Serving Tray

Mid-Century Florentine Serving Tray is a wonderful way to entertain in style!  The elaborate contours of the rim with stylized shell handles on each end complement the intriguing pattern embossed into the surface, all rendered more opulent by the gold painted finish.Circa mid-1900s

White Ironstone Soup Tureen by Maestricht of Holland

White Ironstone Soup Tureen by Maestricht of Holland is a gracefully elegant way to serve in style!Circa early 1900sMeasures 11H x 12W x 8D

White Ironstone Pitcher by Maestricht of Holland

White Ironstone Pitcher by Maestricht of Holland is a gracefully elegant way to serve in style!Circa early 1900sMeasures 9.5H x 7.5W

Antique Iron Cage Wine Bottle Rack

Antique Iron Cage Wine Bottle Rack is the perfect choice for a wine connoisseur or a restaurant owner!  Designed to hold up to 150 bottles, it was constructed of steel and has seen at least two painted finishes in its lifetime so far.  The front gates hook over the top and can be secured with a hasp lock if so desired.  The back includes integral tabs...
$1,750
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24 Piece French Empire Period Coffee & Tea Service

24 Piece French Empire Period Coffee & Tea Service is a wonderfully preserved artifact from the turbulent years of the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.  The style introduced by his queen Josephine was influenced by his Egyptian campaigns, as evidenced by the lines of this elegant set.  Original gold finish has some wear typical of sets in this age range. ...
$1,200
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Antique Wooden Bowl

Antique Wooden Bowl features clever craftsmanship akin to the making of barrels for wine.  The contoured segments are angled to fit together to create the elongated oval shape and held together with three steel bands.Circa early 1900sMeasures 6.5H x 20W x 15D

18th Century Brass & Copper Hand-Forged Stock Pot

18th Century Brass & Copper Hand-Forged Stock Pot recalls a bygone era when such vessels were laboriously hand-made by talented artisans using techniques handed down from generation to generation.  This example features a brass pot with rolled edges fitted with solid copper feet and handle mounts hand-riveted to the brass, and the latter fitted with a...

19th Century French Barbotine Pitcher

19th Century French Barbotine Pitcher is a remarkable example of the colorful ceramics produced in France during the 1800s with embossed figures and fauna the usual subjects.  The vivid coloration survives due to the proprietary glazing techniques developed for centuries.Circa 1880sMeasures 11.5H x 7W x 5.5D

Mid-Century Chromed Brass & Glass Bar Cart

Mid-Century Chromed Brass & Glass Bar Cart is the perfect choice for entertaining with panache!  Removable glass tray with gallery rail rests atop the frame which includes a glass shelf below and cradles for three bottles.  Nice sized swiveling wheels make it easy to maneuver around the room.Circa 1960sMeasures 27H x 28W x 17D
$1,200
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Antique Cutting Board

Antique Cutting Board makes a charming European Country accent piece.Circa early 1900sMeasures 28H x 20.5W

Antique Cutting Board

Antique Cutting Board makes a charming European Country accent piece.Circa early 1900sMeasures 33H x 20W

French Silver Plate Louis XVI Style Basket

Silver Plate Louis XVI Style Basket Circa early 1900s Measures 12H x 9.5W x 13.5D

Antique Pewter Napoleon III Period Coffee Pot

This Antique Pewter Napoleon III Period Coffee Pot was hand-madeof solid pewter and features a lid that one could operate with the thumb that helped keep the coffee hot. Elegant lines represent centuries of evolution in the design. Circa 1860s. Measures 11.5H x 10.5W x 5D.
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Antique Coffee Mill by K&M

Antique Coffee Mill by K&M was considered the "Cadillac" of coffee mills in its day!  Nickeled embellishments on the corners not only add visual appeal, they protect the wooden ebonized case from daily use.  Even the serpentine crank on top has flair, with a simulated ebony finish on the woodwork for contrast.  Made by K & M, it features the...

Antique Cutting Board

Antique Cutting Board makes a charming European Country accent piece.Circa early 1900sMeasures 18H x 11W

Antique Cutting Board

Antique Cutting Board makes a charming European Country accent piece.Circa early 1900sMeasures 14H x 9W

Antique Rustic Dutch Wooden Jug

Antique Rustic Dutch Wooden Jug was fashioned by a cooper using bentwood straps to hold the staves together.  One can imagine it also being used to quaff ale in the local tavern!Circa 1890-1910Measures 9.5H x 7 in diameter

Antique Rustic Dutch Salt Cellar

Antique Rustic Dutch Salt Cellar was fashioned by a cooper using bentwood straps to hold the staves together.  A square cutout in the handle allows it to be hung on the kitchen wall.Circa 1890-1910Measures 9.5H x 7 in diameter

Antique English Walnut Chippendale Tea Warmer ~...

Antique English Walnut Chippendale Tea Warmer ~ Jardiniere is a fascinating ode to a bygone era!  Lovingly hand-carved from luxurious walnut imported from France, it features a stylized relief carving on the boldly scrolled legs that displays an obvious Baroque style influence.  Featuring cast brass handles on each side, it also sports a brass insert that...

Antique English Queen Anne Tray Table with Burl Elm

Antique English Queen Anne Tray Table with Burl Elm is a splendid example of fine craftsmanship!  Subtly scrolled legs are tipped in club feet and the shoulders are carved with finely detailed foliate and crosshatching.  The subtle undulations of the apron are enhanced by the arched design, with a molded top following the contours of the table below.  On...
$1,350
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Antique German Hand-Painted Beer Stein with Hinged...

Antique German Hand-Painted Beer Stein with Hinged Pewter Lid is a splendid example of the craft, and features a jaeger just after a successful kill, relaxing on a rock outcrop with his faithful hunting companion at his feet.  The remainder of the scenery and designs appear in naturalistic form with a roe deer, floral and foliate motifs beautifully...

Antique Hand-Painted Delft Blue Olive Oil Bottle

Antique Hand-Painted Delft Blue Olive Oil Bottle is a charming way to decorate your home, or to keep your precious olive oil handy in the kitchen!Circa late 1900sMeasures 11H x 3.5 in diameter

18th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Pitcher

18th Century Embossed Brass & Copper Pitcher shows an amazing degree of quality workmanship, with embossed and chased scenes on the main body depicting a pair of lions supporting a family crest on one side, and cattle grazing with a windmill in the background on the other side.  Such specific scenery indicates this was crafted at the behest of an...
$1,200
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Antique French Pewter Coffee & Tea Set

Antique French Pewter Coffee Set features classical styling and remains in remarkable condition.  Set consists of the items delineated below. Coffee pot is 11H x 8.5W x 5.75DTeapot is 9H x 8W x 5.5DSugar pot is 7.5H x 6W x 5DCreamer is 5H x 5W x 4D Circa 1890s
$194   $298
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19th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Serving Table

19th Century Italian Baroque Walnut Serving Table is an amazing example of the wood sculptor's art!  Boldly scrolled legs are carved and connected with an attractive yet functional lower shelf.  The contoured apron is festooned with more carving, and the top has handles to lift off for use as a serving tray.  Even the tabletop underneath the tray is...
$2,400
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Antique Embossed Brass Serving Platter

Antique Embossed Brass Serving Platter features a splendid fruit and floral design embossed directly into the metal shape to provide long lasting beauty and relief.Circa early 1900sMeasures 15 in diameter

Brass Pot ~ Jardiniere, 19th Century

19th Century Brass Pot ~ Jardiniere was hand-crafted by a skilled metalsmith to last for centuries, and makes a great centerpiece with fresh greenery and flowers. Circa 1880s Measures 7H x 10W x 7.5D
$99   $198
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19th Century Hand-Painted Porcelain Pitcher by...

19th Century Hand-Painted Porcelain Pitcher by Imperial Wessel in Bonn is a magnificent example of the potter's art, in exquisite condition and state of preservation! Circa 1880s Measures 11H x 9W x 6.5D
$77   $110
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