Ball-and-spear or "steeple-top" andiron on single-spurred cabriole legs ending in stem-and-ball feet; hexagonal spear and pedestal, ball has wide midrib and billet bar is stepped. Two-part upright, each part cast hollow in halves and seamed vertically. All parts held together by an internal iron rod threaded at top and peened at bottom. No marks. One of a pair, DL*68.0012A-B.

Date Made: 1790-1815

Location: Currently not on view

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

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.68.0012ACatalog Number: 68.0012AAccession Number: 275671

Object Name: andiron

Physical Description: brass (upright, legs material)iron, wrought (billet bar, internal rod material)Measurements: overall: 20 1/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in; 51.435 cm x 22.225 cm x 40.005 cm


Record Id: nmah_303974

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