Late 19th Century Antique Andirons Firedogs Brass 26 X 11 X 21" For Sale
Pair of Antique Large late 19th century Brass and Cast iron Andirons---Firedogs.... with branch feet----26 High x 11"Wide x21" Depth......stamped 630 on leg base. They havea lovely dome top withan acorn finial resting above andlovely spurred branch legsthat end on small balled feet. They were manufactured in the late 19th century or early 20th century. Firedog andiron (older form anderne; med. Lat. andena, anderia) is a horizontal iron bar upon which logs are laid for burning in an open fireplace. They are usually used in pairs to build up a firedog, sometimes called a dog or dog-iron. In older eras (e.g. sixteenth to eighteenth century AD) andirons were also used as a rest for a roasting spit or sometimes had a cup shaped top to hold porridge. The earliest andirons were forged from wrought iron. Andirons hold up the firewood so that a draft of air can pass around it, allowing proper burning (thus minimizing smoke). They typically stand upon short legs and are usually connected with an upright guard.
Second photo shows view of connections with nut and stamped number.
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Late 19th Century Antique Andirons Firedogs Brass 26 X 11 X 21" : $315