Antique Andirons

Item #05945

Description:
A pair of cast-iron andirons depicting Scotsmen wearing tams and kilts and smoking long pipes, the maker Joseph Webb (Boston), ca. 1780.  Each 11.75 ins. high, 7 ins. wide, 13.25 ins. deep.  Reference: Kauffman & Bowers, 10.

Provenance: Hastings House, Essex Square, Essex, CT; acquired by the Estate of Dr. Woody and Mrs. Honor Cobbs, Atlanta, GA in October 1972.

The andirons are an example of the single andiron shown on a 1767 Paul Revere engraved copper plate used to produce 150 trade cards for Boston iron merchant Joseph Webb.  Webb and Revere were fellow Freemasons and business colleagues.

 

  • Antique Andirons
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  • Antique Andirons
  • Antique Andirons