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Andiron

Andiron

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Description
Banded-ball-and-multiknopped andiron with small ball finial and pulvinated hexagonal pedestal on compressed-ball base atop lapped and spurred cabriole legs ending in creased snake feet on platforms; cast brass billet bar cover ends in scallops behind the 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. Billet bar cover stamped behind log-stop "JOHN MOLINEUX" in incuse serif letters. One of a pair, 1978.0939.256-.257.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
andiron
date made
1806 - 1829
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (upright; legs; log stop; billet bar cover material)
iron, wrought (billet bar; internal rod material)
Measurements
overall: 18 1/2 in x 12 7/8 in x 21 1/8 in; 46.99 cm x 32.7025 cm x 53.6575 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.257
catalog number
1978.0939.257
accession number
1978.0939
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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