Pair of American Queens metal urn on urn finial andirons with turned bulbous plinths, matching log stops, and terminating on spur legs with slipper feet.
Last quarter of 18th Century. Philadelphia. Recipe for queens metal was developed by English pewter-smiths in the 16th Century. Recipe was initially a secret and reserved for pieces made for the Royal family. Some refer to queens metal as bell brass.
$ 7,000 Retail
OF THE PERIOD: American Colonial
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: Circa 1770
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Cast Brass, Hammered Wrought Iron
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT: 19 in. (48 cm)
WIDTH: 10.5 in. (27 cm)
DEPTH: 19 in. (48 cm)
Golden & Associates Antiques
206 King St. Charleston, SC 29401
Reference Number: F-1064