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Sales Sample Fireplace Surround or Grate with Masonic Symbols - DEACCESSIONED
1780-1840
England
Iron
Bequest of Frank T. and Janet W. Barnes
2000.032.1376

Cast iron miniature coal grate with Masonic symbols. Globe-like finials on the sides represent terrestrial and celestial globes. There is a rounded "crown" finial at center. Masonic symbols appear at top and along the sides including: square and compasses, working tools of Royal Arch Mason, crossed keys, Jacob's ladder, a coffin and others. At top center is a figure under an archway.