Household Collectibles

Household Collectibles – The term ‘domestic bygones’ encompasses items as varied as copper saucepans, pewter jugs, dairy equipment and wooden carpet beaters, but few individual collections include examples of every type of object that contributed to the running of a household.

Many collectors of metalware , for instance, would not dream of buying treen (small domestic wooden objects) and a collector of jelly moulds would not necessarily seek out copper warming pans or smoothing irons. Collectors in the United States were probably the first to appreciate what is often termed folk art, attaching significance to the mundane but often beautifully made objects which tell us so much about how ordinary people went about their daily lives.

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