After 30+ years of collecting and restoring antique stoves, I am offering for sale some of the finest cast iron stoves produced in the 19th century. Most of the stoves in my collection were manufactured in the Albany and Troy, New York area where the stove industry flourished from the 1830s to the early 1900s. The location of Troy and Albany, on the Hudson River, gave easy access for transportation of raw materials and products to and from foundries. Skilled labor and artisans were abundant in this population center. The opening of the Erie Canal in 1827 allowed access to the rapidly expanding markets in the west.
The competition was fierce and the stove designers were constantly trying to outdo each other in terms of style and efficiency. The result of this competition can be seen in the beauty and intricate detail of the finished product. Stoves of this caliber could only be afforded by the most prominent people of the day.
Whether you are searching for a stove that correctly fits the time period of your restoration, are a collector, or simply desire a piece of early American craftsmanship to complement your home or business, one of these rare stoves may suit your needs.
Over the years I have supplied antique stoves for private homes, collectors, and museums throughout the United States. I also supplied Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores with about 1,000 restored cook stoves over the course of 25 years for use as displays in their gift shops.