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Cornelius Kelley (1854-1954) was a blacksmith in Deerfield, Massachusetts, who began making decorative ironwork after the need for shoeing horses declined with the advent of the automobile. Kelly made this wrought iron stand intended for holding a pot of ferns for Nellie (Ryan) Wells in 1928.


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Fern stand

artisan   Cornelius Kelley (1874-1954)
date   c. 1928
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   8.375"
process/materials   wrought iron
item type   Art/Decorative Arts - Metalwork
accession #   #1996.27

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