Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1734-1767

GUSN

GUSN-4232

Description

Penny pad ends attached to hinged iron shafts with ball turning each; hinged in circular style with banded brass finial.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tongs
brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Iron
Brass
SHOVEL, TONGS

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

3.5 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.485.2

Places

Possibly
Possibly