Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-4027

Description

Steel scissors tongs tapering shafts with bulb and ring turnings, terminating in a brass urn-shaped finial.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

25.5 x 3.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.342B