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”.
Additional Information: Rarely does this form present themselves on today’s market.
These small andirons were installed between full-size andirons…their function was to
catch large burning timbers keeping the hearth somewhat clean while insuring a good
draft. Although the use of creepers was common, fact is that very few survived.
Condition: Very Good, scattered minor staining to fabric as depicted
Additional Information: The crossbanded mahogany string-inlaid shield form frame
centers a silk embroidered bouquet of flowers tied with bowknot. Lovely, belted vase
and ring-turned standard raised on successful sting-inlaid spider legs continuing to
Additional Information: A pair of extra tall New York Chippendale urn top andirons,
each with elegant urn on reverse-tapered columns raised on plinth resting on arched
legs featuring double spurs continuing to claw and ball feet.
Additional Information: A fine quality pair of white smithed steel ember tongs having a
notch-filed spring handle with acorn finial. The long tapered tongs with an extended rivet
knob [used for tamping hot coals into tobacco] are file decorated and end in spade
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.
This superb pole screen, featuring twist-carved urns, possibly of American origin,
incorporates a style of cabriole leg and shaped foot (with a pointed toe and ridge along
the top surface), that is closely associated with the work of Newburyport, Massachusetts
cabinetmaker, Joseph Short (1771-1819). Wool canvas work floral panel depicting
shepherd, shepherdess and three sheep; the back is upholstered. Excellent original
condition, some minor wear to urn finial; height: 55.5"; screen: 21.5" x 21.5".
Profile portrait miniature of a woman in a black dress; the subject bust-length, with white collar wears tortoise shell combs. Profile portrait miniature of a gentleman; the subject bust-length, with sideburns and a blue coat and striped collar. The works housed within gilt frame with a gold leaf and black eglomise glass mat with oval openings by Linda Abrams.
Frame: 7.75" x 5.5"; view: 6.5" x 4".
A finely joined molded and louvered example featuring removable panels with carved finger-notches behind screens allowing for free flow of cool air while remaining decorative and preventing birds and other animals from entering the home via a damperless chimney. Very old 19th century off-white paint over original green; minor imperfections. (44.5” by 34”)
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.
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.)
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