Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1775

GUSN

GUSN-4469

Description

Twisted flame finial surmounting urn-shaped hand grip; shanks are shaped as if to imitate bamboo widening, then narrowing down again to straight cylindrical shape; brass shafts terminating in brass clappers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bamboo (material)
brass (alloy)
bamboo (material)
Brass
Bamboo
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

3.688 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.706