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Fireplace Tongs

1977.706 (RS117025)

Description

Twisted flame finial surmounting urn-shaped hand grip; shanks are shaped as if to imitate bamboo widening, then narrowing down again to straight cylindrical shape; brass shafts terminating in brass clappers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1775
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
bamboo (material)
brass (alloy)
Object type
Temperature Control Device
Descriptive terms
Bamboo
bamboo (material)
Brass
brass (alloy)
TONGS, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
3.688 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.706
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
4469

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