A rare labeled New York City brass & wire folding fireplace fender having an oval brass signature plate affixed top center. It states "Manufactured By Hopkins Wire Works 90 West Broadway New York." I've never seen a signed fireplace fender before. A search of the internet and metal reference books does not show any other signed American fenders. Hopkins Wire Works was established in 1840, specializing in mostly iron window guards and gates. It was located at 90 West Broadway. Ht. 18"; W. 36"; Sides are 14".