Andiron

Andiron

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Description
Banded-ball-and-multiknopped andiron with baluster pedestal on compressed-ball base atop lapped and spurred cabriole legs ending in creased snake feet on platforms; curved billet bar has a cast brass cover with matching finial and baluster leg at corner and a small ball log stop. Two-part upright and finial, all parts hollow cast and vertically seamed. Hollow-cast legs are unfinished on back. All parts of upright held together by an internal iron rod threaded at top and peened at bottom. Billet bar cover stamped around log-stop "HUNNEMAN" arched above "BOSTON" in incuse serif letters. One of a pair, 1978.0939.252-.253.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
andiron
date made
1797 - 1825
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
brass (uprights; legs; log stop; billet bar cover material)
iron, wrought (billet bar; internal rod material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 11 5/8 in x 22 3/8 in; 40.64 cm x 29.5529 cm x 56.8325 cm
ID Number
1978.0939.252
catalog number
1978.0939.252
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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