Andirons, pair

Published/Created:
New York, New York state, United States
ca. 1780–1800
Physical Description:
27 x 12 x 20 1/2 in.
Materials:
brass
Notes:
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.
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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.
Variant Titles:
Pair of Chippendale brass engraved andirons
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Chippendale style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
5445
Genre:
andirons (AAT)
fireplace components (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, 1983
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 9689 box 2 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10983674
OID:
11879485
PID:
digcoll:848017

Number of Pages: 2
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