Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

andiron

andiron

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
Gooseneck andiron with ball finial and rectangular shaft shaped at its concave shoulders and split at bottom into square, arched legs with tab feet. Billet bar tenoned through base of upright. No marks. Traces of black paint. Upright and billet bar appear to have been broken and repaired in several places. One of a mismatched pair, 2014.0004.175A-B.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
andiron
date made
1720-1780
place made
United States: New England
Physical Description
iron, wrought (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 1/2 in x 14 in x 10 3/8 in; 44.45 cm x 35.56 cm x 26.3525 cm
ID Number
2014.0004.175B
accession number
2014.0004
catalog number
2014.0004.175B
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object