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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1915-1917
Classification: Musical T&E

The walnut console is basically a rectangular cabinet with three flat sides having recessed panels and the fourth side holding the tiered organ keyboards flanked by arrays of toggle switches. The foot pedals are contained in an attached oak box, and the walnut bench with rectangular top having molded edges is supported by two wide urn-shaped plank legs. The keyboard and switches are flanked by wings carved with Renaissance scrolls and anthemions. Scrolled brackets support the keyboards.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

These large elaborate neo-classical andirons of wrought iron and silvered and gilded metal each feature a large covered cup-shaped urn with everted and gadrooned rim raised on square plinths that are flanked by gilded griffins. The urns are covered with vertical leafy ornaments. The plinths are supported on wrought-iron double-scrolled feet. The elaborate finial on each urn is composed of twin putti supporting bowls of fruits, including pomegranates, grapes, and squash.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1918
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

Each one of this pair of massive silvered andirons of inverted baluster form with bold gadrooning is supported on two legs curled inward displaying low-relief Renaissance strap work ornament and sitting atop wide, boldly gadrooned and slightly domed feet. Below each urn is an irregularly shaped plate with scrolled ornament. The large finials above the baluster-shaped urns each display four segments separated by rope ornament.

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Collection: Historic House
Date: 1917
Classification: Temperature Control Equipment

This pair of brass and wrought-iron andirons each feature a crowned spread eagle facing outward, holding a shield in its talons with the Latin motto NEC SPE NEC METU (neither in hope nor in fear), and standing on a sphere. This top ornament is mounted with screws to a brass tasseled lambrequin flanked by brass scrolls and engraved with stylized floral ornament, including a bellflower motif.

Collection: Historic House
Date: circa 1917
Classification: Furniture

This barrel-back chair with out-scrolled arms has walnut cabriole front legs with shell-carved knees and pad feet. The shells end in ram’s horns at the top that demarcate the “ears” at the top of the front legs. Bellflowers descend from the shells. The shells, bellflowers, and feet are painted a darker brown to contrast with the natural color of the walnut. The back walnut legs curve gracefully backward toward small pad feet.

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