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Andiron

Andiron

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Description
Louis XIV-style, gilt-bronze andiron or chenet featuring a lion rampant with long, curly mane standing facing the viewer's left atop an S-scrolled platform with a C-scroll reserve at left and a square plinth at right. Constructed of multiple, cast parts screwed together. Right-angled iron bracket on reverse fits into slot of separate billet bar, DL*329491C or D. No marks. One of a pair of andirons with billet bars, DL*329491A-D.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
andiron
Object Type
andirons
date made
late 19th century
place made
France
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gold (gilding material)
iron (hardware material)
Measurements
overall: 16 7/8 in x 12 1/8 in x 5 in; 42.8625 cm x 30.7975 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
DL.329491A
catalog number
329491A
accession number
87896
Credit Line
Estate of Catherine Walden Myer
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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