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Pair of andirons

Date:
third quarter 18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Gilt bronze, wrought iron
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 13 1/2 × 9 1/2 × 25 in. (34.3 × 24.1 × 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Gilt Bronze
Credit Line:
Bequest of Charles C. Paterson, 1982
Accession Number:
1983.72.10, .11
Not on view
Charles C. Paterson (until 1982; bequeathed to MMA)
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