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Fireplace tongs

Description

Round clamps; plain steel arms, top portion of brass. Brass hand grip of plain round columnar form surmounted by acorn-shaped finial. Turned and incised rings decorate domed pivot and hand grip.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Material
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Iron
Possibly iron (metal)
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
30 x 2.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1917.412
Credit Line
Gift of William Sumner Appleton
GUSN
17069

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