16 - 17 January 2003
A PAIR OF CHIPPENDALE BRASS ANDIRONS
Attributed to Daniel King (1731-1806), Philadelphia, 1760-1770
Each with reeded urn and flame finial above tapered and fluted shaft over a square plinth, on spurred arched legs with ball-and-claw feet; together with fireplace tools comprising a poker, shovel and tongs
26¼in. high (5)
By descent in the Crosby Family, Maine
Donald R. Sack American Antiques, Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania
Sold in these Rooms, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, 27-28 January 1995, lot 1080
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The refined classicism of the shafts and the gadrooned urn finials and ball-and-claw feet of these andirons place them among the best Rococo andirons made in Philadelphia.
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