Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-5280

Description

Brass lemon finial on ring turned brass handle; from circular base of handle two round iron shafts project, terminating at ovoid plates.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

34 x 3.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.640