Curfew - (Fireplace Furniture)

TheAntiqueTrade.co.uk Glossary of Antique Terms C

Curfew - (Fireplace Furniture) A metal cover for placing over embers in the fireplace; perhaps used for safety but more probably to keep the embers alive during the night. The earliest known example dates from the first half of the seventeenth century. Rare.

0 comments:

Post a Comment