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Jamb Stove

Artist/Maker:
Bortschent, Wilhelm
Place Made:
Pennsylvania
Date Made:
1760
Medium:
iron
Dimensions:
HOA 24; LOA 26; WOA 21
Accession Number:
563
Description:
Five-plate cast iron jamb or non-ventilating type stove. The three lateral pieces are decorated with tulips, hearts and arches. The end plate is dated 1760 and the two side plates bear the name of the maker. A Biblical inscription continues from one plate to the other. See below.
History:
PROVENANCE: Alamance County, North Carolin.

LABEL NOTES: This pattern is shown in Mercer’s “Bible in Iron,” plates 33 thru 37 and there discussed. At the writing of Mercer’s book, the stove he pictures was the only complete 5-plate jamb stove known.

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton