Eight-piece Fireplace Tool Set
An eight-piece fire tool set (American, 19th century) composed of bronze with some iron. The set is comprised of a pair of andirons (.1-.2), two matching quarter circle tool stands (.3-.4), a set of large tongs (.5), a shovel (.6), a pair of small tongs (.7), and a poker (.8). The bronze andirons are in the form of barn owls perched on a pair of entwined serpents that are raised on molded pierced bases. The tops of the tool stands are decorated with a dragon in relief and pierced cloud forms. This set of tools is original to Chateau-sur-Mer.
.1-.2 (andirons) = 22" x 15.25" x 4.75"
Purchased by The Preservation Society of Newport County, 1969.
PSNC.4447.1 - .8
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