American, brass and iron fire tools with facetted handles, shovel, and tongs on square marble base stand, very heavy quality set of three fire tools, beautiful constructed.
32.5″ tall, 8.25” square at the marble base, shovel and tong 36.0” long, circa 1800-1830.
A set of fire tools which is used to tend an open fire or stove need to be especially well made and able to withstand regular use and extremely high temperatures. Tools of this quality are a must for use at any hearth.
Fires were originally tended to using whatever utensils were close to hand, usually improvised. Old swords, iron bars, tree-branches and such. Eventually, pokers were created to give a person a permanent fire-tending tool.