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A SET OF ENGLISH STEEL AND SILVER MOUNTED FIRE-TOOLS, A SILVER-MOUNTED BELLOWS AND A HEARTH-BROOM
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A SET OF ENGLISH STEEL AND SILVER MOUNTED FIRE-TOOLS, A SILVER-MOUNTED BELLOWS AND A HEARTH-BROOM

OF CHARLES II STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A SET OF ENGLISH STEEL AND SILVER MOUNTED FIRE-TOOLS, A SILVER-MOUNTED BELLOWS AND A HEARTH-BROOM
OF CHARLES II STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The tools with baluster turned stems with silver foliate mounts, the walnut bellows with a sheet pierced silver mount and iron nozzle, the hearth brush with sheet silver handle (5)
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Lot Essay

A test from the assay office confirms that 'All items have sterling silver parts and are in the nineteenth Century date range' (with a 98 probability). A similar set of tools and a hearth broom in Ham House, lent by the trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum are illustrated in Christopher Gilbert and Anthony Wells-Cole, The fashionable fireplace, 1985, fig. 24, 37. Inventories at Ham from 1677 to 1683 list several sets of tools 'done wt silver' and silver hearth brooms. The same book shows a similar bellows in a private collection, fig. 38
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