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Andiron

Andiron

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Description
Louis XV-style, gilt-bronze andiron or chenet featuring a putto bedecked with grapevines on his head and body, seated on the left side of a scrollwork structure rising up to the right. He holds up a bunch of grapes in his left hand and looks down to his right or the viewer's left. Constructed of multiple, cast parts screwed together. Right-angled bracket on reverse fits into slot of separate billet bar, DL*329490C or D. No marks. One of a pair of andirons with billet bars, DL*329490A-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: 15 7/8 in x 12 in x 6 1/8 in; 40.3225 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.5575 cm
ID Number
DL.329490A
catalog number
329490A
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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