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Make Room: Collecting for a Classic Country Kitchen!

By Jessica Helen Weinberg

Oct 04,2017 | 14:00 EDT

As deciduous tree leaves gradually intensify and fade to perform their seasonal vanishing act, a warm display of color is revealed and provides autumnal bakers with an earthy template to reorganize their spice rack around - its about to be not-so-lazy-susan time!  

Can you picture yourself happily clapping clouds of flour around a classic country kitchen? Then you'll want to thumb through Bidsquare's catalogs in search of antiques that have equipped dedicated flour fluffers for decades.   

Here are some recommended ingredients when adding a savory dash of Americana, 20th Century Design and collectible antiques to your kitchen:

Lot 2669, Jason Wein; Cleveland Art, Cluster Conveyor Light, Cleveland, OH, 2013; Sold for $687.50

Reminiscent of crab cages or deep frying trays, these reclaimed and patinated fixtures offer perfectly on theme luminosity! Search for upcoming industrial pendant lamps to bid on the next chandelier for your cozy cookery! 

Lot 771, Blue-painted One-drawer Tavern Table; Sold for $184.50

Not all antique tables are dark wood! Wonderful reds, blues and yellows can be found charming the grain off tavern and farm tables like the above example. Discover similar tables coming up this month! 

Lot 129, Carved Pine Lolipop Butter Stamp, dated 1816; Estimate $400 - $700

Butter stamping may not be back in style (yet) but appreciating a 200 year old wood carving never expires. This tulip themed dairy mold from 1816 is a fabulous token of intricate culinary past times!

Lot 1149, Industrial Bottle Rack, c.1920s; Sold for $562.50

Storage that can follow you around the kitchen! This elegant white and metal bottle rack can nest anything from baking powders to fermenting cider! Check out the antique wine racks and pie safes coming up this month and prepare for your holiday cooking concerto!

Lot 147, Marble Fruit and Porcelain Bowl; Sold for $210

Fruit flies be fooled! Faux arrangements of citrus, plump peaches, and pears is a common Americana delight! Pick your patch of upcoming stone fruit!

Lot 3298, Group of Vintage Cast Iron Cookware; Sold for $120

Pans that can be passed down until...they get too heavy to keep passing down! Cast iron and copper cookware should be grabbed while their hot! Click here to see upcoming copper goods and cookie cutters that reflect the cookware collector in you. 

Lot 9, Set of Three Wrought-Iron and Birch Bar Stools; Sold $635

Keep the vibe from getting stale by blending in 20th Century Designs that can speak in a rustic dialect! These chopped, birchwood seats offer a friendly woodland aesthetic and are handsomely supported by unbreakable wrought-iron legs. Search upcoming stools here!

Lot 706, Mary Causby Basket, Morganton, NC, Late 19th - 20th C; Sold for $1,089

We can't think of a lovelier way to express simple, country sensibilities than with a wonderfully woven basket. Use them for decoration, additional storage, or a convenient companion while harvesting garden squash! There truly is a basket for every bidder to enjoy! Browse straw and woven baskets here!

Find similar items by browsing these upcoming auctions! 

Pook & Pook, Americana & International (10/07) ; Pook & Pook, Online Only Decorative Arts, Day One (10/09) ; Pook & Pook, Online Only Decorative Arts, Day Two (10/10)

Cowans Auctions, Fine and Decorative Art Featuring Americana: Live Salesroom Auction (10/21)

Rago Auctions, Rago Great Estates (10/21)

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Jessica Helen Weinberg | Senior Content Editor at Bidsquare