Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1850

GUSN

GUSN-5481

Description

Brass finial is oval-shaped with short brass shaft; handle below is round with knop turning; below circular join or brass termination, two iron shafts sharply jut out at shoulders, then curve inward to a knop turning; second knop at center of shaft; shaft terminates at two ovoid plates.

Details

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
iron (metal)
Brass
Iron
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

27.125 x 4.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.797