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    Sale 1959

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Prints And Decoys

    17 - 18 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 465

    A PAIR OF FEDERAL BRASS ANDIRONS

    PHILADELPHIA, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF FEDERAL BRASS ANDIRONS
    Philadelphia, Early 19th Century
    20 in. high (2)


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    With their shell decorated knees, these andirons display a rare feature occasionally seen on other Philadelphia andirons of the period. See Schiffer, The Brass Book (Exton, PA, 1978), pp.63-67.

    Provenance

    Probably Hannah Wharton (Fisher) King (b. 1816), Philadelphia and Chelwood, Andalusia, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
    Thence by descent in the family