Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fireplace fender

Date:
third quarter 18th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Brass
Dimensions:
Length: 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Brass
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1645
Not on view
Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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