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Brass Andirons

Place Made:
Possibly Georgia United States of America
Date Made:
1750-1770
Medium:
brass
Dimensions:
Approx for both: HOA 25 5/16; LOA 19; WOA 13 1/8
Accession Number:
2024.69
Description:
Though probably Northern or English, these andirons could well be of South Carolina or Georgia origin. They were found in Georgia and the turnings of the stem, Georgian in design, are quite different from northern examples.

DESCRIPTION: Pair of brass andirons with arched spurred ball and class feet, the square sculpted plinth 3-1/4″ with an 8-1/2″ baluster column supporting an 8-1/2″ impressively turned finial. All secured to the legs and log holder iron with a tapered iron rod peened over the top of the finial. The iron log holders were hand wrought and blacksmith welded at least once after being made as the ends were probably burned away and repaired several times.

History:
Found in Georgia.
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton