Drawing, Design for an Andiron
This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai. We acquired it in 1931. Its medium is brush and yellow, red, green, black watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
The swan motif on this andiron design shows a connection to the favored motifs of the French Empire and their impact outside Paris. It also shows classically formed urns, a pitcher, and perfume burner—objects more typically associated with the table—as part of the design.
This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for an Andiron; Manufactured by Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai ; Belgium; brush and yellow, red, green, black watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper; 1931-64-160
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.