Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-51004

Description

It has an egg shaped finial and a tapering handle on a round disc, with a rigid knop "knee" aim and a conforming pivoting arm. The arms have "C" shaped shoulders and flattened ovoid pincer ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

casting (process)
iron (metal)
Iron
Slip Cast
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

21.25 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Amelia W. Little

Accession Number

1986.617