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ANDIRON, ONE OF TWO

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

The andirons are gilt allover. Each has two child satyrs, one at each end, seated back to back, holding in each hand a swag of fruit. In the center of the platform is an urn on four lion paw feet, topped by a flame. The platform has, on the front, a panel with eagle's wings and thunderbolts in low relief. Rounded ends with guilloches, and three top-like feet at each end.

Category:
tools and equipment
Object name:
ANDIRON, ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Gilt bronze
Made in:
Paris, France
Date made:
ca. 1780
Size:
43.2 x 47 cm (17 x 18 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
14.2.2
Class:
METAL
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973