Jamb stove

Samuel Flower American

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Jamb stoves were fed from an opening in the fireplace of an adjoining room. The form originated in Germany around 1500 and was later popular with German settlers in Pennsylvania. Befitting its role as the focal point of a room, this stove is highly ornamented, with stylized tulips contained within arches. It also displays a moralizing verse in German about the dangers of evil.

Jamb stove, Samuel Flower, Iron, American

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