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Bell Metal Andirons

Pair of large Chippendale Bell Metal Andirons. New York origin. Flame finials, claw and ball feet. Side arm with log stops. Among the best of early American andiron forms. Tall and graceful. Made of rare bell metal. Pink in color due to high copper content.

Object number: 1976.5.1 and 1976.5.2

Dimensions: 32 1/2” H

Estimated age circa 1780-1790



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie