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Footed Fireplace Fork

Rare hand-wrought iron four-prong footed hearth fork.

21” long

Estimated age: circa late 18th century. Gift​

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…