18 June 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,625
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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Acquired from Christopher Gibbs, 2 May 1990.