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Hearth Brush

1977.487 (RS116700)

Description

Round turned handle with elongated acorn finial, right turned central turning; swag shaped block on end fitted through bottom with bunches of horse hair bristles; dyed blue.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1834-1867
Location of origin
England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
dyeing
horsehair
maple (wood)
walnut (wood)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
BROOM, FIREPLACE
Dyed
dyeing
firesets
horsehair
Horsehair
Maple
Possibly maple (wood)
Possibly walnut (wood)
Walnut
Dimensions
21.5 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.487
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4234

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