Pair of Early 19th Century Andirons For Sale
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Pair of Early 19th Century Andirons

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An attractive and well made pair of Andirons of conciliar form. Resting on pad feet. 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. RR.

Details

  • Production time
    Available Now
  • Place of origin
    Great Britain (UK)
  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1800
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions

    H 19 in. x W 10.5 in. x D 19 in.

    H 48.26 cm x W 26.67 cm x D 48.26 cm

  • Seller location
    Peterborough, GB
  • Seller reference number
    6988
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference number
    LU103282905072

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