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Wall anchor

Date:
ca. 1740
Geography:
Made in Albany County, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Wrought Iron
Dimensions:
5 x 1 1/4 x 16 in. (12.7 x 3.2 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Metal
Credit Line:
Gift of William McMillen, in memory of Loring McMillen, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.320
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 711
More elaborate New York Dutch colonial houses were often faced with brick rather than pine clapboards. Wrought-iron wall anchors, such as this example with a fleur-de-lis design, helped secure the exterior wall to the wood posts and beams within.
According to the donor this wall tie was acquired by his father, Loring McMillen, at the time the Bries house was demolished, about 1939.
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