Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1900 ?-1991

GUSN

GUSN-4433

Description

Scissor-type tongs with tapered cylindrical shafts terminating in flattened clappers; squared rod handle with pyramid-shaped finial surmounting scissored join; 18th-century style.

Details

Descriptive Terms

iron (metal)
Iron
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

25.25 x 4.5 x 0.688 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.674