Pair of Mid 19th Century Massive Steel Andrions

REF: 6994

Pair of Mid 19th Century Massive Steel Andrions

REF: 6994

A Pair of Massive Steel Andrions of very strong construction. The bases with masks.

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  • Height 45.72 cm / 18 14"
  • Width 30.48 cm / 12 14"
  • Depth 55.88 cm / 22 14"
  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1850
  • Country England
  • Provenance An Andiron 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 in American English, sometimes called a dog or dog-iron, intended to hold logs above the hearth in order to improve air circulation for better burning. In older eras (e.g. 16th to 18th century AD) andirons were used as a rest for a roasting spit; and sometimes included a cup-shaped top to hold porridge. The earliest andirons were forged from wrought iron.