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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.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
late 19th century
place made
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
gold (gilding material)
iron (hardware material)
overall: 15 7/8 in x 12 in x 6 1/8 in; 40.3225 cm x 30.48 cm x 15.5575 cm
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catalog number
accession number
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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