Baroque-style andiron with a brass, banded-ball-and-vase upright on cylindrical plinth atop a scrollwork apron with S-curved legs ending in flat, rectangular, stepped platform feet. Two-part upright, both parts hollow cast and vertically seamed. Diamond-faceted billet bar flattens at front and extends forward past the legs to end in an upturned scroll. All parts held together by an internal iron rod threaded at top and peened at bottom. Secondary rear leg is tenoned through billet bar. No marks. One of a pair, 1978.0989.243-.244.

Date Made: 1800 - 1850

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: EuropeUnited Kingdom: England

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Credit Line: John Paul Remensnyder

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0939.244Catalog Number: 1978.0939.244Accession Number: 1978.0939

Object Name: andiron

Physical Description: brass (upright material)iron, wrought. (legs, apron, billet bar, internal rod material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/8 in x 14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 40.9575 cm x 36.195 cm x 48.895 cm


Record Id: nmah_1458899

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