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Andirons (pair)

Object Number: 
1929.78a
Date: 
1780-1805
Medium: 
Brass, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 25 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 17 1/2 in. (64.8 × 31.8 × 44.5 cm)
Description: 
One of a pair of Chippendale brass andirons; cast in four parts: flame finial on faceted knob, vase-shaped mid-section with spiral ribbing, molded rectangular base, and (2) spurred cabriole legs with ball and claw feet; iron log rest.
Gallery Label: 
These andirons were once owned by Horatio Seymour (1810-1886), governor of New York from 1853-55 and 1863-65.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group