Fireplace Tongs

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1899

GUSN

GUSN-5910

Description

Ball-shaped finial; rectangular handle which splits into two scissor-like shafts; these sharply project outward at top forming U-shape hinge, then rejoin at flattened disk ends; shafts rounded at bottom while the top is rectanguloid; painted black or "stove blacked."

Details

Descriptive Terms

iron (metal)
wrought
Iron
Wrought
TONGS, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

26.5 x 3.875 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.998