Jan & John Maggs

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A fine pair of 18th-century brass and iron steeple-top andirons

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Categorized by the resemblance of their uppermost elements to a pair of church steeples, this form is one of the most desirable of the period. Notice the hexagonal design of the steeple and the plinth, the perfect shape of the central orb, and the narrow waists of the two balusters. Also note the well-formed leaf above the knee and the delicate ball feet.

The andirons are in very good condition, including the iron log supports, making these an attractive and very functional accessory for the period hearth.

American, possibly Boston, ca. 1800

Height: 19”; Width: 9”; Depth: 17”

SOLD

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Inventory #26542

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