Fireplace tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1795-1825

GUSN

GUSN-25829

Description

Ball finial w/ projecting circular band, surmounting multiple spool and ball handle. Drum swivel join w/ two projecting cylindrical tapered tongs terminating in flat pads or clappers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
steel (alloy)
Brass
Steel
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

2.375 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Edward P. Casey

Accession Number

1955.308