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18th Century Material Culture

Andirons & Firebacks

Cast Dogs of all Sizes

Joseph Webb Boston Advertisement


by Paul Revere September 28, 1765
(American Antiquarian Society)

Cast Iron Figural Dog Irons Similar to those on the Joseph Webb Trade Card
c. Late 18th Century (Possibly Later)
(Skinner)

Cast Iron Dog Iron from Jamestown


17th Century
(Historic Jamestown)

Cast Iron Soldier Andirons


18th Century
(Private Collection)

Wrought Iron
Dog Irons / Andirons

Wrought Iron Dog Irons


18th century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Coffin Shaped Andirons from New England


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Gooseneck Faceted Andirons with Penny Feet


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Gooseneck Andirons


Marked WH 1775
(Skinner)

American Wrought Iron Andirons


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andirons


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andirons with Horseshoe Bases


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andirons with Horseshoe Bases


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andirons


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andiron with Spit Hooks


18th Century
(Private Collection)

American Wrought Iron Andiron with Spit Hooks


18th Century
(Private Collection)

Wrought Iron Andirons with Spit Hooks, Spit, and Skewers


Mid 18th - Early 19th Century
(Cowans Auction House)

English or American Wrought Iron Andirons with Spit Hooks


18th Century
(Elliot & Grace Snyder)

English or American Wrought Iron Andirons with Spit Hooks


18th Century
(Elliot & Grace Snyder)

English or American Wrought Iron Andirons


18th Century
(Skinner)

Wrought Iron Andirons


18th Century
(Skinner)

English
Chimney Backs
Firebacks

English Cast Iron Fireback


Late 17th Century
(Christies Auction House)

English Cast Iron Fireback


c. 1700 - 1750
(Victoria & Albert)

English Cast Iron Fireback


Early 18th Century
(Northumberland Antiques)

English Cast Iron Fireback with Coat of Arms


Puddle-Cast Iron
18th Century

English Cast Iron Fireback with Coat of Arms


In Memory of Maj Genl IAMES WOLFE Killed At Quebec Sept 13 1759
(Skinner)

An Open Hearth with a Fire


by Joseph Wright of Derby 1770 - 1772

American
Chimney Backs
Firebacks

American Cast Iron Fireback that Belonged to Joseph Bartlett


Attributed to the Saugus Ironworks of Massachusetts 1660
(Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts)

American Cast Iron Fireback from the Tubal Furnace of Spotsylvania County, Virginia
Made by Enslaved Craftsmen of Alexander Spotswood, Former Royal Governer of Virginia 1725
(Museum of Southern Decorative Arts)

American Cast Iron Fireback Sold By Joseph Webb Boston


by Joseph Webb c. 1734 - 1787
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Cast Iron Fireback Sold By Joseph Webb Boston


by Joseph Webb c. 1734 - 1787
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By John Potts of Pennsylvania 1741
(Private Collection)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Oxford Furnace of Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1746
(Cordier Auctions)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Oxford Furnace of Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1746
(Cordier Auctions)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Oxford Furnace of Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1745 - 1758
(Cordier Auctions)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Oxford Furnace of Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey 1745 - 1758
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The Oxford Furnace


Oxford Township, Warren County, New Jersey
Built 1741

American Cast Iron Fireback "In Mem y of Majr Genl JAMES.WOLFE at Quebec Sep 11 1759"
Massachusetts 1759
(Winterthur)

Reproduction of an American Cast Iron Fireback


By the COLE*BROOK*DALE Furnace of Boyertown, Pennsylvania c. 1760
(Private Collection)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Colebrookdale Furnace, Pennsylvania 1763
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American Cast Iron Fireback Attributed to the Shop of John Pollard


By the Basto Furnace of New Jersey 1767
(Chipstone Foundation)

American Cast Iron Fireback


Made in New York 1767
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American Cast Iron Fireback


by Henry William Stiegel, Elizabeth Furnace, Pennsylvania 1769
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the Aetna Furnace, New Jersey c. 1770 - 1774
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

American Cast Iron Fireback


By the AERA Furnace of York County, South Carolina
Made by Enslaved Craftsmen Promised Security from the British Army
LIBERTY OR DEATH 1778

The Lykas Van Alen House of Kinderhook, New York

European
Chimney Backs
Firebacks

A Regence European Cast Iron Hearth Plate


Early 18th Century
(Christies Auction House)

French Cast Iron Fireback


c. 1700
(Antique-fireback.com)

French Cast Iron Fireback


1706
(Antique-fireback.com)

French Cast Iron Fireback with IHS Monogram


1747
(Antique-fireback.com)

French Cast Iron Fireback with IHS Monogram


ADAM PRVDHON 1761
(Antique-fireback.com)

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