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RARE ENGRAVED IRON AND BRASS FIREPLACE TRAMMEL.

This fireplace trammel is one of the items passed in the last James D. Julia Inc. auction.

 I recommend The Julia auction house for several important reasons:

  • Their descriptions are always accurate and complete in every detail, which you should expect when bidding on line or even in person.
  • Their photos are excellent.
  • The after auction action is also handled differently with items passed in the active auction offered up for mature offers for a limited amount of time. (In this case, February 28, 2017.)
  • This is an auction house of high reputation with a long history.


This trammel is most unusual and is one of the finest I have seen on the market in many years. I have personally offered dozens of fireplace trammels over the years.


Circa 1836, Germany. This fine and unusual large example fireplace trammel, engraved with a stylized folk art pineapple beneath the inscription “ANNO/1836/IEGU”, above an engraved heart with the inscription “TREUE/UND/LIEBE” above a pair of potted plants, all above a stylized thistle over two aligned touch marks possibly identifying the maker. The adjustable arm engraved with a bird within a foliate border mounted with two turned brass knobs. The trammel has been slightly burnished. SIZE: 40″ l (closed). Approximately 52″ l (open). 15″ w. CONDITION: Burnished as noted, engravings and decoration in very good condition, brass elements with normal and expected denting from in use wear. One iron leaf tip present but detached, some adjustments need to be made to the stationary arm to allow for height adjustment, otherwise very good. 51400-11 (3,000-3,500) – Lot 2210

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There has been a strong demand for available post-auction sale items; however there are still a limited number of opportunities available, but they are going fast. We will be accepting mature offers on remaining items through February 28th. Please call our office, 207-453-7125, or utilize our online feature to present your offer today...time is running out. Click here to view available lots...

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