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Fireback

Artist/Maker:
Hughes Furnace, D. S.
Place Made:
Hagerstown Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1771
Medium:
cast iron
Dimensions:
HOA: 24 1/4; WOA: 27 1/4
Accession Number:
978
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Rectangular shaped fireback, probably cast from a 5-plate stove side plate pattern, decorated with arches and tulips over the maker and date.

DESIGN: The two panels of tulip and star-like devices are typical of the German furnaces in Pennsylvania, western Maryland and Virginia.

Credit Line:
Gift of Price Coursey