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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 letting our IB Human Geography class come tour the Joel Lane house. I really enjoyed learning about how high-class people lived back them. I was surprised to hear that they were always working and had no time to themselves. I was also shocked at the size of the beds. They were so small! You two really played good parts and made me feel like I was really back in those times.

Henley