Andiron

Andiron

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Description
Arts-and-Crafts andiron with a rectangular-framed, pierced and chased screen depicting a single-masted, square-sailed boat, possibly medieval Anglo-Saxon in date, with one oarsman. Screen slides horizontally atop a cylindrical pedestal on a horizontal base ending in knopped feet. Incurved billet bar has a cast brass cover that extends past the log stop. Hexagonal steeples for finials on screen and legs, and for log stop. Multiple cast parts are screwed and bolted together. No marks. One of a pair, DL*387147A-B.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
andiron
Object Type
andirons
date made
1885 - 1915
place made
United Kingdom: England
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
brass (all parts of upright, billet bar cover, log stop material)
iron, wrought (billet bar material)
Measurements
overall: 20 1/2 in x 9 in x 22 1/4 in; 52.07 cm x 22.86 cm x 56.515 cm
ID Number
DL.387147A
catalog number
387147A
accession number
175755
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Mary E. Maxwell
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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