LATE 18TH EARLY 19th CENTURY FIRE FENDER
A brass and wire bow front fire fender. dating c. 1800. It is in very good condition and measures 43" wide and 10 1/2" high.
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HUGE EARLY WROUGHT IRON CRANE
This 18th century crane came out of an early house in Avon, Connecticut. The house was an early 18th century center chimney colonial with a huge walk in fireplace. Rather than "Rumfordising" the fireplace the early occupants must have just had a very long crane manufactured for convenience so they would no longer have to use the lugpole. The crane measures a full 59 inches in length. It is made to fit between lugs spaced at 32 1/4 - 35 1/2" apart. It would fit within lugs with an approximate opening diameter of 3/4".
19TH OR EARLY 19TH C. WROUGHT IRON BIRD ROASTER
This is a rather unusual hearth cooking device. We found this some years ago in New York State. We mounted this in our hearth by hooking it over a cast iron fire back but I am not certain if that was how this was actually meant to be used. I confess, I have never roasted a bird or anything else on one of these!. The four pronged segment slides back and forth on the arms which terminate in the mounting hooks. At some point in time one of the arms was repeened or restaked through the mounting hook. This side is still a little loose but the roaster works should you decide you would like to try it. This piece measures about 10" wide and about 13" when the tines are not extended.
SMALL CAST IRON POSNET
The perfect size for making a sauce. This tiny posnet measures 4" tall. The top has a 5" diameter. The legs are 1" long. It is in very nice condition.
EARLY 19TH C. CAST IRON BULGE POT
This is a nice medium sized cast iron bulge bot. It has three nice tall even legs each of which measure approx. 2 1/4" long. The overall height of this pot is about 9 1/4". The inside diameter of the opening is about 9 3/4".
TAVERN SIZE REFLECTOR OVEN
This is a rare large size reflector oven, measuring a full 3 feet 3 inches in length and 19 1/2" tall. It was.made for use in a tavern or inn. It is in excellent original condition and comes with the original wrought iron spit. It is American most likely from New England and dates to the first quarter of the 19th c. I have never seen another like this!
LATE 18TH EARLY 19TH CENTURY ANDIRONS
This is a beautiful early and large set of wrought iron andirons with spit rests for a keeping room fireplace. They are in excellent original condition. The height is 19 3/8". the depth is 19". Each is approximately 12 1/2" from toe to toe.
PAIR OF KNIFE BLADE ANDIRONS
A nice tall pair of 18th cntury knife blade andirons with brass urn finials and wonderful penny feet. The height is 22 3/4. The depth is 21". There is a tiny bit of loss to the base of one urn.
19TH CENTURY STANDING CRANE
A beautiful "standing crane" made with not only penny feet but also with penny terminals at either end of the horizontal crane. There is some confusion as to whether these were actually made for hearth cooking. In actuality they used in pairs as table supports. Today they certainly make a great way to display and store hearth cooking pots and kettles. This one will provide a lot of display space because the bar measures 57 1/2" long. The height is 21 1/2". It is in excellent condition. All penny feet and terminals are complete and intact. It's one of the nicest examples we have seen.
SIGNED HOGSCRAPER CANDLESTICK
This is an early 19th century hogscraper candlestick signed on the push- tab with the maker's name Hidson. It is of English origin. The hanging tab and the pushup are both in good condition. It is a nice tall stick measuring approx.
SIGNED TIFFANY BRONZE CANDLESTICK WITH SHADE
A beautiful signed Tiffany Favrille glass shade with its patinated bronze tripod form candlestick base signed by Tiffany Studios New York. Both parts are in excellent condition. The shade is signed LCT. The base is signed Tiffany Studios. The overall height is 17 1/8". A variation of this form is pictured in Tiffany Lamps and Metalware: An Illustrated reference to over 2000 models, by Alistair Duncan, Woodbridge Suffolk Antiques Collectors Club 1988 page 379, plate 1550, # 1228. This is a beautiful Tiffany form not often encountered.
HOG SCRAPER CANDLESTICK
These sheet iron hog scraper candlesticks are a staple in an early home. This is a nice example measuring 7 1/2" tall. The push up mechanism works smoothly. As is often the case with taller examples, there was never a hanging hook.
18TH CENTURY EARLY 19TH CENTURY ROTATING GRIDIRON WITH NOTCHED HANDLE
A beautiful early wrought iron rotating gridiron. The blasksmith showed his artistic capabilities in creating a decorative notched handle as well as wavy "bacon strip" formed grids. The overall length os this exceptional hearth accessory is 21". The circular rotating table has a 10 3/4" diameter.
LARGE !8TH OR EARLY 19TH CENTURY ROTATING GRIDIRON
A beautiful early wrought iron rotating gridiron in excellent condition. It has decorative wavy "bacon strip" grids and a curled "rat tail" terminal to th handle so it can be easily hung over a hearth. The height at the 12 3/4" diameter grid table is 4". The overall length is 26 1/2".