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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A SET OF ENGLISH BRASS AND STEEL FIRE-IRONS

    THE LOG FORK CIRCA 1840, THE THREE FIRE-IRONS LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF ENGLISH BRASS AND STEEL FIRE-IRONS
    THE LOG FORK CIRCA 1840, THE THREE FIRE-IRONS LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Each with lion and shield finials on spirally-turned shafts, comprising a shovel, tongs and poker; and an associated log fork, the fork with copper finial
    The shovel 36 in. (92 cm.) long (4)


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    These fireirons are of the same model as those supplied to Guilsborough Grange, Northamptonshire, which are now at Temple Newsam (illustrated in C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, London, 1978, no.171).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Christopher Gibbs, 2 May 1990.