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Ball-and-spear or "steeple-top" andiron with hexagonal pedestal on circular base atop spurred cabriole legs ending in creased snake feet on platforms; brass strip on top of billet bar extends to matching log-stop. Two-part upright, both parts hollow cast and vertically seamed. Hollow-cast legs are unfinished on back. All parts held together by an internal iron rod threaded at top and peened at bottom. Brass strip stamped incuse at end behind log-stop "J. DAVIS / BOSTON" in serif letters. One of a pair, 1978.0939.250-.251.
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Object Name
date made
1803 - 1828
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (upright; legs; log stop; billet bar cover material)
iron, wrought (billet bar; internal rod material)
overall: 18 1/4 in x 11 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in; 46.355 cm x 28.2575 cm x 46.0375 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
John Paul Remensnyder
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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