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18th Century Pipe Tongs – Ember Tongs with Tamper, File Work
Date/Period: Early 18th Century - SOLD


18th Century Pipe Tongs – Ember Tongs with Tamper, File Work, entire view 1

Measurement: Length: 15"

Material: Steel

Condition: Fine

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
shape jaws.

SOLD

171-143




Andirons, Chippendale, Flame & Diamond Head, Baluster Shaft, Stepped Plinth
Paul Revere Type, Raised on Cabriole Legs Resting on Claw & Ball Feet
New York, Circa 1760-1780 - SOLD


Antique Chippendale Andirons with Baluster Shaft and Stepped Plinth, Circa 1775, angle view

A very fine pair of brass flame finial andirons now attributed to an anonymous New York
maker. Each with flame finial and faceted [diamond] head above a bulbous [baluster]
shaft on a stepped plinth raised on cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet. Until the
mid-20th century it was thought that Revere made them all.

(Good condition; 24.5”, W: 12.5”, D: 22.75”)

SOLD

632-31




Painted Decorated Fireboard
York County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1820
Stone House within landscape, sunset sky within black border - SOLD


Painted Decorated Fireboard
York County, Pennsylvania, Circa 1820
Stone House within landscape, sunset sky within black border, entire view

Examples by this hand are illustrated in Architectural Digest Magazine, page 145,
December 1991. Also, Skinner, Hark Away, the Babcock Collection, lot 46, 147, and
162; November 1985. Minor scattered professional fill limited to sky and outside edges.
(34.5" x 33.75" x 1")

SOLD

1221-92




Antique Wire Fireplace Fender, Federal Period,
Brass Rail, Belted Ball Finials,
American or English, Circa 1800-1825 - SOLD


Antique Wire Fireplace Fender, Federal Period, Brass Rail, Belted Ball Finials, 
American or English, Circa 1800-1825, entire view

“D” shape wirework fender; vertical wire with wire scrollwork.
(Length: 48"; height: 12.5"; depth: 16.5")

SOLD

1273-10




Vintage Ski Lodge Andirons, Skis and Ski Pole Tip
Unknown maker
Wrought iron…we have never seen another pair - SOLD


Vintage Ski Lodge Andirons, Skis and Ski Pole Tip
Unknown maker 
Wrought iron…we have never seen another pair, entire view 1

(Height: 16.5"; width: 13"; depth: 17")

SOLD

290-49




Antique Fireplace Bellows, Whaling Ship
American, 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Fireplace Bellows, Whaling Ship 
American, 19th Century, entire view

Carved turtle-back bellows featuring hand painted ship flying American flag within rope
border against a painted ground. The handle displays a whaling harpoon and rope.
Original brass nozzle, leather, and brass upholstery tacks. Typical imperfections to
leather; screw added to back facilitating closure; displays well. (18" x 7.5" x 3")

SOLD

1310-54




Important Period American Fireback, The Horseman 1774, Boston
Published: The Bible in Iron by Henry C. Mercer, page 251, no. 397, plate 397
Once owned by Nathaniel Kidder, Boston, Massachusetts
Cast Iron, Arched Top - SOLD


Important Period American Fireback, The Horseman 1774, Boston
Published: The Bible in Iron by Henry C. Mercer, entire view

Mr. Kidder found the fireback near Boston, and there can be no doubt that the casting, which shows was
made by English workman at one of the old Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island furnaces then
in blast. [A letter from William S. Appleton of Boston, to Dr. Henry C. Mercer of June 25, 1917, states
that he examined Mr. Kidder’s fireback carefully and that the inscription at the top reads, “Bates the
Famous Horseman.” From the Boston Records Commissioners’ Reports, August 27, 1773, “Mr. Jacob
Bates, a famous horseman, attended and craves to leave to the selectmen to erect a fence in the
Common-in order to show his feats in Horsemanship.”]
(23.25” by 30”)

SOLD

745-158




Antique Bed Warmer, Paint Decorated Handle, Engraved Lid, Rooster & Floral
America, Circa 1800SOLD


Antique Bed Warmer, Paint Decorated Handle, Engraved Lid, Rooster & Floral
America, Circa 1800, entire view

The turned handle is boldly and colorfully decorated with broadly brushed red and
yellow paint sponge daubed with black. Brass pan with coper rivets affixing the pierced
and raised lid featuring engraved wriggle-work ornamentation…flowers and bud on leafy
stem; other decorative devices centering large and proud strutting rooster.
(Length: 44"; pan diameter: 11")

SOLD

532-136




Wrought Iron Knife Blade Andirons, Brass Faceted Flame Finials, 18th Century
Unknown Maker; A very good pair, superbly wrought - SOLD


Antique Wrougt Iron Knife Blade Andirons with Brass Flame Finials, 18th Century, angle view

(22 by 9.5 by 14”)

632-41 - SOLD




Warming Pan, Bed Warmer, Turned and Faceted Brass Handle
Netherlands
17th Century - SOLD


Warming Pan, Bed Warmer, Turned and Faceted Brass Handle
Netherlands
17th Century, entire view

Engraved, pierced, and repousse ornamented overhanging lid; iron pan.
Dimensions: 46" L.

424-103 - SOLD




Vintage Dog Head Andirons, Cast Iron, Early 20th CenturySOLD


Vintage Pair of Cast Iron Dog Head Andirons, Early 20th Century, angle view

Unknown maker
(21 by 21 by 11”)

1001-77 - SOLD




Fireboard, Summer Chimney Board, Original Paint, Highly Oxidized
New England, found in Northern Worcester County, Massachusetts
Circa 1800SOLD


Fireboard, Summer Chimney Board, Original Paint, Highly Oxidized
New England, found in Northern Worcester County, Massachusetts
Circa 1800, entire view

A finely joined molded example featuring a single long recessed panel above three matched vertical panels within mortise and tenon frame. (37" by 32" by 1")

SOLD

746-1




Brass Utensil Peg Rack,
Engraved, Farm Chores, Likely Dutch - SOLD


Brass Utensil Peg Rack,
Engraved, Farm Chores, Likely Dutch, entire view

(Excellent condition; 13” X 5.25”)


492-181 - SOLD




Fireplace Trammel, Wrought Iron, Scrolled, Punched Diamond Decoration
Anonymous, 18th Century; owner's initials - SOLD


Fireplace Trammel, Wrought Iron, Scrolled, Punched Diamond Decoration
Anonymous, 18th Century, entire view

(L: 27-48")

879-42 - SOLD




Fireplace Fender, Wirework Screen, Brass Rail, Integral Jamb Hooks
Late 18th to Early 19th Century
Jamb hooks over brass molded tool trays within rounded corners - SOLD


Antique Fireplace Fender with Wirework Screen and Brass Rail, Late 18th or Early 19th Century, angle view

(15.5 by 38 by 11.5)

572-77 - SOLD




Andirons, Miniature, Brass, Iron
Sold separately


Andirons, Miniature, Brass, Iron, entire view

Miniature Andirons, Creepers, Brass and Iron
New England
Circa 1830 to 1840
Ring turned baluster form shaft, spurred cabriole legs, ball feet, (H: 5.25")
- SOLD

Miniature Andirons, Creepers, Wrought Iron
Anonymous
18th Century
Arrow finial on tall knife-blade shafts raised on arched legs, (H: 7.25")
- SOLD
Miniature andirons used between large andirons, usually repeating the design of the larger. They kept parts of larger partially burned timbers from dropping onto the hearth, thus increasing the draft for the fire. Extant examples are very rare today. See Kauffman, The American Fireplace, pages 273 and 298.
545-42




Pair of Early Wrought Iron Cresset Top Andirons with Spit Hooks, Scrolled Base
Continental, 17th Century or Earlier
The cressets for supporting small vessels; keeping the contents warm - SOLD


Antique Pair of Early Wrought Iron Andirons with Cresset Tops and Spit Hooks, 17th Century, angle view 1

(H: 31"; D: 21")

1164-1 - SOLD




Fender, Brass, Fireplace Fender, Broad Bands of Openwork, Paw Feet
Likely England, 19th Century
Twist turned bands, repousse orbs centering pierced panels - SOLD


Fender, Brass, Fireplace Fender, Broad Bands of Openwork, Paw Feet
Likely England, 19th Century, entire view

(Very good condition; H: 11.5", W: 51.25", D: 15")

1008-26 - SOLD




Stove Plate, Fire Back, Cast Iron, Queen and Lions
Unknown Maker, Early - SOLD


Stove Plate, Fire Back, Cast Iron, Queen and Lions
Unknown Maker, Early, entire view

(Good condition; 23 by 29.5")

1071-19 - SOLD




Brass Andirons, Ball Top, Log Stops, Spurred Cabriole Legs, Slipper Feet, Tools
Probably Boston
Circa 1810 - SOLD


Brass Andirons, Ball Top, Log Stops, Spurred Cabriole Legs, Slipper Feet, Tools
Probably Boston
Circa 1810, entire view

(Assembled set; dimensions: H: 17"; D: 19")

1008-11 - SOLD




Andirons, Knife Blade, Brass Urn Finials & Signed Brass Plaques, Penny Feet
Stamped IC, Possibly John Constantine, worked in New York (blacksmith)
1795 to 1799
Listed in business directories; bought brass finials from R. Wittingham - SOLD


Andirons, Knife Blade, Brass Urn Finials & Signed Brass Plaques, Penny Feet
Stamped IC, Possibly John Constantine, worked in New York (blacksmith)
1795 to 1799, entire view

Literature: see Kaufmann and Bowers, Early American Andirons, pp. 50 and 51.
(H: 17.25", L: 13.5", W: 7.75")

336-135 - SOLD




Chippendale Andirons, Double Urn Top, Acorn Finials, Claw and Ball Feet
Probably New York
Circa 1875 - SOLD


Chippendale Andirons, Double Urn Top, Acorn Finials, Claw and Ball Feet
Probably New York
Circa 1875, entire view

Elegant; double urn tops on columnar shafts above square plinths standing on beautiful cabriole legs with ball and claw feet; conforming log stops. Fine and original.
(H: 27"; W: 12.5"; D: 20.75")

497-98 - SOLD




Brass Andirons, Engraved, Claw and Ball Feet, Low Ball Top
New York, possibly Richard Wittingham
Late 18th Century - SOLD


Brass Andirons, Engraved, Claw and Ball Feet, Low Ball Top
New York, possibly Richard Wittingham
Late 18th Century, entire view

The tall "Wittingham" type finals above belted and engraved spheres atop engraved plinths, raised on arched legs featuring boldly scrolled spurs and robust claw and ball feet. (H: 21"; W: 13.75'; D: 19.75")

946-6 - SOLD




Fireplace Screen, Folding Fire Screen
Wirework, Brass Trim
Circa 1780 to 1820 - SOLD


Fireplace Screen, Folding Fire Screen
Wirework, Brass Trim
Circa 1780 to 1820, entire view

A D-shape folding fender featuring applied wire swags and scrolling beneath brass molded rail. (H: 24"; W: 42"; D: 18.5")

818-21 - SOLD




Pair of Hessian Soldier Andirons - SOLD


Pair of Hessian Soldier Andirons, entire view

Dimensions: 19.25" high, 11" wide, 19" deep.

580-1 - SOLD




Set of Bellows
With original label
Philadelphia - SOLD


Set of Bellows
With original label
Philadelphia, entire view

Dimensions: 19.75 by 7.625".

308-20 - SOLD




Pair Of Outstanding Brass Andirons
Signed, R. Whittingham
New York - SOLD


Pair Of Outstanding Brass Andirons
Signed, R. Whittingham
New York, entire view

As depicted...fine condition. Height: 27".

605-49 - SOLD




Cast Iron Stove-Plate or Fire-Back
Anonymous...puddle cast
18th Century - SOLD


Cast Iron Stove-Plate or Fire-Back
Anonymous...puddle cast
18th Century, entire view

The male figure with halo stands on rocky landscape near a tree and plays a harp; the figure is displayed within a round beaded device centered by leafy scrolling and is festooned above. (23 by 23".)

731-45 - SOLD




Andirons, Brass and Iron
Early 18th Century
Anonymous - SOLD


Andirons, Brass and Iron
Early 18th Century
Anonymous, entire view

Simple yet elegant, fine craftsmanship; the tapered billet pierces the lower knop beneath which the leg tapers to the ball foot. The iron posts pierce the baluster, reel and ball brass ornamentation that is securely peened. Excellent condition. (H: 16.25"; W: 9"; D: 19")

424-89 - SOLD




Pipe Tongs, Ember Tongs, Wrought Iron, File Work
Eighteenth Century - SOLD


Pipe Tongs, Ember Tongs, Wrought Iron, File Work
Eighteenth Century, entire view

This example displays fine workmanship and features a spring between looped handle with pipe tamper and filed stand; excellent color and patina. (Overall: 16")

107-115 - SOLD




Fire Screen, Wirework, Brass Rail and Ball Finials
Circa 1825
"D" Shape - SOLD


Fire Screen, Wirework, Brass Rail and Ball Finials
Circa 1825, entire view

(Dimensions: 12.5" H, 41.75" L, 13" D.)

718-28 - SOLD




Pair of Early Andirons
Possibly Dutch
Cast Face Finials - SOLD


Pair of Early Andirons
Possibly Dutch
Cast Face Finials, entire view

Height: 19.5 inches; width: 10.5 inches; depth: 20 inches.

424-4 - SOLD




Chippendale Andirons
Urn Top with flame finials
and matching log-stops
American
Circa 1760-1780 - SOLD


Chippendale Andirons
Urn Top with flame finials
and matching log-stops
American
Circa 1760-1780, entire view

A pair of brass columnar urn-top andirons standing at 24".
Each with flame-on-urn final above tapered columnar standards on a stepped plinth raised on arched and spurred cabriole legs having ball and claw feet. The iron log rests are 18.5" in length.

270-61 - SOLD




Domed Fire-Back
Puddle-Cast Iron
Coat Of Arms - SOLD


Domed Fire-Back
Puddle-Cast Iron
Coat Of Arms, entire view

(21.5 x 26.75 inches.)

731-46 - SOLD


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