Andiron

Description:

Knife-blade andiron with brass urn and acorn finial and an applied brass plinth block on low-arched legs ending in penny feet. Hollow-cast; vertically-seamed finial and thin, square support block are peened on top of the upright, which is tenoned through the legs. Stepped billet bar tenoned into plinth of upright. Plinth block stamped at front bottom center "I·C" in incuse serif letters. One of a pair, 1978.0939.248-.249.

Date Made: 1795 - 1799

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Domestic Life, Domestic Furnishings

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Credit Line: John Paul Remensnyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0939.248Catalog Number: 1978.0939.248Accession Number: 1978.0939

Object Name: andiron

Physical Description: iron, wrought (upright; legs; billet bar material)brass (finial; support block; plinth block material)Measurements: overall: 19 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 16 1/2 in; 48.895 cm x 22.225 cm x 41.91 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-7c11-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1458890

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