New York, New York state, United States ca. 1780–1800
27 x 12 x 20 1/2 in.
Sack catalogue description: Pair of Chippendale brass claw-and-ball foot engraved andirons, the square plinths are engraved with the liberty cap and the motto, "LIBERTY OR DEATH," the rallying cry of the Revolution; the sides are engraved with sunbursts, the urns have drapery engraving. One of the rarest pair of andirons we have ever owned, their grace and quality coupled with the "Liberty or Death" emblem give them a special significance; attributed to Richard Whittingham, Sr. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 7, p. 1986, 1990, pl. P5445.
Pair of Chippendale brass engraved andirons
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style Furniture -- United States
andirons (AAT) fireplace components (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, 1983 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.