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American Decorative Arts

Fire set

1790–1810

Brass

Fire Tongs: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
Shovel: 37 in. (93.98 cm)
Poker: 36 1/4 in. (92.08 cm)
de Lancey Kountze Collection, Gift of de Lancey Kountze, B.A. 1899
1939.99a-c
Geography: 
Possibly made in United States
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

George Washington; to his grand-daughter Nelly Custis Lewis; to her grandson H. L. Dangerfield Lewis; purchased by Luther Kountze in the 1890's; to his son de Lancey Kountze, New York.

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