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Fireplace Fender, Ca. 1830

American or English 1st third of the 19th Century

A vigorously curved serpentine shaped fireplace fender made of brass and iron. This has an infrequently seen cross brace between the ends of the serpentine curves. This is the first time I have seen brass feet that resemble the base of some Boston classical andirons.

Price

$490

Condition

Very good. Normal dings and bent wires for age. Center rear of bottom pan has minor rust out.

Measurements

34" L X 14.5" D X 11.5" H

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