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Andirons

Artist/Maker:
Beaver Creek Iron Works –James King
Place Made:
Sullivan County Tennessee United States of America
Date Made:
1795-1825
Medium:
cast iron
Dimensions:
HOA 13 3/4; WOA 10 7/8; DOA 10
Accession Number:
4377
Description:
The motif atop these andirons is similar to the motif found on Beaver Creek Ironworks owner James King Sr.’s grave. His iron gravemarker is said to have been made at the Beaver Creek Iron Works.

DESCRIPTION: A pair of cast iron andirons; the vertical shaft of each is decorated with a stem and leaves and is topped by a flower; arched legs have round flower-like decorations at the knees above plinth-like feet; billets also appear to be cast and curve down at the end to form a foot.

Credit Line:
Gift of John and Stephanie Case