Andiron

Description:

Arts-and-Crafts andiron with a rectangular-framed, pierced and chased screen depicting a bat at lower right swooping up to eat a fly at top left. Screen slides horizontally atop a cylindrical pedestal on a horizontal base ending in knopped feet. Incurved billet bar has a cast brass cover that extends past the log stop. Hexagonal steeples for finials on screen and legs and for log stop. Multiple cast parts are screwed and bolted together. No marks. One of a pair, DL*387147A-B.

Date Made: 1885 - 1915

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: EnglandPlace Used: United States: District of Columbia, Washington

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Credit Line: Bequest of Miss Mary E. Maxwell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.387147BCatalog Number: 387147BAccession Number: 175755

Object Name: andironObject Type: andirons

Physical Description: brass (all parts of upright, billet bar cover, log stop material)iron, wrought (billet bar material)Measurements: overall: 20 1/2 in x 9 in x 22 1/8 in; 52.07 cm x 22.86 cm x 56.1975 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7fb0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1458782

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