Ball-top Andirons

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12578

Description

Two frontal cabriole legs nolded on the front side. Joining at a molded "open-fan" motif. Baluster has a triangular opening just above the fan, with a diamond shaped opening above the waist. Front side molded with rosettes and leaf patterns. Lemon shaped finial is brass with a raised ring at the center and rounded finger-like projection above the finial. Iron billet bar.

Details

Descriptive Terms

andirons
brass (alloy)
casting (process)
iron (metal)
fans (costume accessories)
Brass
Iron
Slip Cast
Fan
ANDIRONS

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

15.375 x 6.875 x 13.125 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1712.1-2