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Fender for Fireplace

Decorative Arts and Design

MAKER Unknown
  • Place Manufactured: England
  • DATES ca. 1881
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 35 1/8 x 17 1/2 in. (38.1 x 89.2 x 44.4 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.980.15
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold in memory of her father, John Sloane
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fender for fireplace, brass; scroll design inset in long front panel, two short side panels, front corners have ball finials with gadroon decoration on lower portion supported by rope twist standard resting on a mushroom foot. Small ball finials on back part of side panels. Condition: Good
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Unknown. Fender for Fireplace, ca. 1881. Brass, 15 x 35 1/8 x 17 1/2 in. (38.1 x 89.2 x 44.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William E. S. Griswold in memory of her father, John Sloane, 41.980.15. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.980.15_bw.jpg)
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