WILLIAMSBURG trivets have appeared on the best tables for decades. A naturalistic sculpted pineapple shape gives this one great visual interest, on the table or hung on a wall. The New Castle finish, inspired by antique silver in Colonial Williamsburg's collections, is a nickel plate that yields the bright look of silver but doesn't require extensive polishing. 8 7/8 H x 6"W
Nickel plate, New Castle Finish
8 7/8 H x 6"W
Dust with soft cloth.
The New Castle finish, inspired by antique silver in Colonial Williamsburg's collections. Exotic and rare in the 18th- century, the pineapple was an expensive delicacy for wealthy Williamsburg homes. Served with great flourish at dinner parties and used as a centerpiece in impressive displays, the pineapple became a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Pineapple motifs were therefore frequently used in architecture, ceramics, silver, textiles, and furniture during the height of the rococo period (about 1745 to 1770). Today the pineapple remains a hallmark of warm and gracious entertaining.