Condition: Iron billet bar log supports appear to be replaced
Additional Information: Pair of Chippendale bell-metal and iron urn-top andirons and
matching tools, having tapered acorn finials on urn tops raised on columnar shafts
supported on square plinths, cabriole legs with spurred knee detail, and claw-and-ball
feet, with conforming log stops, shovel, and tongs.
Andirons, Knife Blade Form, Penny Feet, Brass Finials, Stamped IC
Attributed to the shop of Isaac Conklin, active 1807-1817
New York Date/Period: Circa 1810
Material: Wrought and cast iron, brass finials, and decorative plates
Reference: For related marked pairs see Henry J. Kauffman and Quentin H.
Bowers, Early American Andirons and Other Fireplace Accessories, (Nashville, TN:
Thomas Nelson Inc., 1974). pp. 50-1 and David B. Warren et. al., American Decorative
Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, (Houston, TX: The Museum of Fine
Arts, Houston, 1998), no. M265, p. 365.
Additional Information: A clean pair of andirons featuring brass finials and decorative
plates stamped by maker Isaac Conklin who was a neighbor of brass founders Richard
Whittingham I and his sons Richard Whittingham II and Isaac Whittingham. It is
probable that the Whittingham Foundry provided the cast brass decorative elements,
such as the finely cast and finished urn finial, to Conklin for his andirons.
Brass Andirons, Signed Molineux – Boston, Ball Top, Square Plinths Date/Period: Early 19th Century
Measurement: Height: 17.5"; width: 9"; depth: 26"
Material: Brass and iron
Additional Information: Pair of Classical brass and iron ball top andirons, "John
Molineux Boston," early 19th century, belted ball tops supported on baluster shafts on
square plinths curved log supports with conforming log-stops, impressed maker's marks
on support bar behind log-stop finial. John Molineux worked as a brass founder in
Boston from 1806 to 1829, except for the period 1811 to 1815, when he removed to
Camden, Maine. While in Maine he stamped his work "Molineux/Camden". In Boston he
marked his work "John Molineux – Boston”.
Pair of Cast Bronze Andirons, Peacock on Fence Flanked by Trees Date/Period: Early 20th Century
Additional Information: Decorated with a peacock perched on the top rail of a fence by
a tree and vegetation at base, all in copper patination.
Brass and Iron Andirons with Matching Tools
First Half Nineteenth Century
This pair sold with matching tools; shovel and tongs.
(Andirons: height: 17.25 inches; width: 9.25 inches; Depth: 18.75 inches; Shovel: length: 22.5 inches; Tongs: length: 24.5 inches.)
Federal Brass Andirons, Column Shaft on Plinth, Barbed Scrolled Feet
Complete with Tools and Jamb Hooks
Circa 1785 to 1800
A fine pair with matching tools; the shaft having lemon top with mid-banding on tapering column ending in square plinth raised on arched spurred legs resting on slipper feet with pads; complete with matching log stops.
Dimensions: 29.75" andiron H, 12.75" andiron W, 17" andiron D, 32.75" tool H.
Brass Andirons, Stepped Penny Feet,
Vertical Ribbing atop Urn Finial
Last Quarter 18th Century
Featuring cast log stops with ball terminus
Additional Information: A rare pair of early creepers, fire dogs made to be placed
between a larger pair of andirons as support for support logs. This pair, featuring robust
ore cast [no seams] brass finials and flat butterfly shape trestle feet; billet bar feet flare
outward at their base.
Early Andirons with Log Stops, American or English Date/Period: 1690-1710 - SOLD
Material: Wrought iron and seamed brass, core cast log stops
Condition: Very good, billet bars are strong and stable yet show some heat stress
Additional Information: Beautiful and robust, flattened arched base resting on large
penny feet featuring cut corners; a pair of brass pins ensures the integrity of the base
preventing sagging caused by extreme heat.
Antique Brass Foot Warmers for Slippers, Shoes or Boots, WHATSITS
The piercings are chisel-cut, edges are filed; good color and patina
We have never seen another pair, nor can we find other published examples; we welcome edification.
(9.75" x 4.75")
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