English George III Brass Fireplace Footman
English George III Brass Fireplace Footman English George III Brass Fireplace Footman English George III Brass Fireplace Footman English George III Brass Fireplace Footman

English George III Brass Fireplace Footman

Ref: L-45-0002

Also known as a fireplace trivet, a variation of this piece could be found on every British hearth. These serve as trivets for the proverbial tea kettle and sometimes as low seats next to the fire. This one has a rectangular, overhanging top above a deep serpentine apron, flanked by turned side handles. It is raised on cabriole legs and snake feet at the front; with straight, turned legs at the rear.

c. 1790
W 22 D 14.75 H 10.75 in.
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