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The object is a brass wick trimmer. The two handles are supported by two legs, and the tip is supported by a third. The two handles meet to form a heart. Along the edge where a scissor blade would be is a hollow crescent with a flat crescent that closes inside it.
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
10/16 x 2 4/16 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation