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Fireplace Tongs

1977.342B (RS116581)

Description

Steel scissors tongs tapering shafts with bulb and ring turnings, terminating in a brass urn-shaped finial.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1790-1810
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Neoclassical
Steel
steel (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
25.5 x 3.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.342B
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4027

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