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An exceptionally fine and rare York County, South Carolina, cast-iron fire-back made by the Aera Furnace, circa 1778-1780 In 1779, William Hill and Isaac Hayne established the Aera Furnance near the Catawba River in South Carolina. It was the first iron … Continue reading

A very fine and large pair of Philadelphia Chippendale brass andirons, with log stops, circa 1770-1780, each with an “urn-on-urn” finial, sublime proportions, and cabriole single spurred legs, with ball-and-claw” feet. (For a larger image simply click on any photograph) … Continue reading

An extremely fine and rare Charleston Neoclassical mahogany “pole” or fire-screen, circa 1810-1820, attributed to the cabinet-shop of Jacob Henry (working in Charleston circa 1813-1827). (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) An acorn finial sits atop the … Continue reading

A very scarce late eighteenth century mahogany pole screen, circa 1790-1810, American, likely Salem, possibly New York City, with the original inset of very vibrant needle and petit point silk-work intact. (For a larger image, simply click on any photograph) … Continue reading

A York County, South Carolina cast iron fireback produced by the Aera Furnace, emblazoned with the patriotic slogan made famous during “The American Revolution” by Patrick Henry “Liberty of Death”, circa 1778-1780 PROVENANCE: A private estate, Charleston, South Carolina. NOTES: Other than this … Continue reading

An American pair of brass andirons, with “double spurred” feet and ball terminations, circa 1820-1825. CONDITION: Excellent with the original cast iron log stops. No repairs or fire damage, with a warm, glowing patination. HEIGHT: 19”. SOLD TO  A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, … Continue reading