Antique chimneypiece andirons

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Pair of Regency Antique Andirons.

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3 pairs of beautiful heavy antique French fireplace andirons. of the 20th century​; the beautiful objects on picture 3 are very old and date back to around

From the start of the Colonial period to about when fireplaces were superseded by stoves, andirons were taken-for-granted household items. For two hundred years American homes depended on wood-burning fireplaces for heat and cooking. Andirons were essential. Probably they were among the necessities brought over by the first settlers. Just when they were first made here is unknown but those of wrought iron must have been produced for local needs about as soon as the first blacksmiths set up their forges.

These artisans played a potent role in the making of America. Home and farm depended on the tools and other necessary items formed on their anvils. In fact, the two evidences that a town was an established community instead of a frontier outpost were a “settled” clergyman and a blacksmith with forge in working order. The blacksmith made all the fireplace tools and his andirons were of two kinds, those entirely of wrought iron and those with brass uprights and wrought iron leg rests.

Most of the brass uprights before the American Revolution were imported from England and then fitted with suitable shafts and log rests by the local blacksmith. Shapes and patterns in the wrought iron andirons changed little.

Antique andirons

A pair of tall etched brass Baroque style Andirons. A pair of Baroque style polished steel andirons with steeple finials above toothed bulbous balusters set on rectangular plinths supported on sturdy splayed feet. English, late 19th century.

These andirons are commonly called “Paul Revere Type”, but were probably made in Dealer, HL CHALFANT: American Fine Art & Antiques. Date: c. ​

They sat in our house for a long time in our fireplace, and I love the design on the front. I tried looking them up on the Internet and couldn’t find anything, so These are made for a long fireplace. Most fireplaces are not going to be that deep. As you can see here, this is replaced on the back. That was probably used for many, many years and after so many years in a fireplace, they need to be replaced. There’s some things I want to show you about andirons that we use to kind of determine how old they are.

There’s a line, do you see a line going down? And after they were formed, they were put together. And the other thing that we use in dating andirons is the underside here. This where it’s peened over. If you see andirons which have a rod sticking through with a nut on them, they’re not old.

Beautiful antique cast iron fire back: Gothic arms.

A antique “picker” bought a pair of brass andirons from a Rochester, N. He left them on another dealer’s front porch overnight until an auctioneer could pick them up. If you know what to look for, buying old brass andirons is one of the easiest ways to make a great buy while scouting for your favorite antiques. In the second half of 18th century England, coal replaced wood as the major household fuel. That’s because they had cut down most of their trees. Here, in eastern America, we wouldn’t chop our thick forests bare for another eighty years.

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These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only. Pair of English cast iron andirons, 19th century, each with a twisted stem on U shape base 2 , height 51 cm. A pair of Australian fauna andirons with kangaroo and emu, cast iron, circa , 32 cm high. A part Italian wrought iron andiron fire place set 19th century including a pair of andirons fitted with pot and candle holders cm high, cm wide.

Provenance: The John Hurlston Collection. Pair of Louis XVI style ormolu andirons late 19th century, each modelled as a putti standing on a scrolled rocaille base 2 , height 55 cm. A pair of Adam style brass andirons, in the form of urns, 49 cm high, 42 cm deep. The brass roundel facings intricately pierced with tulips amidst scrolling stems. Pair of French ormolu and painted andirons or chinets mid 18th century, after a design by Pillemont, with a Chinese man and lady sheltering beneath an Umbrella, on ornate rococo scroll plinths, height 32 cm x width 20 cm x length 54 cm….

A pair of andirons fire dogs , gilt metal, French, 19th century, 27 cm high. Victorian cast iron fender the andirons formed as orbs joined by chain link. Two English cast iron andirons.

Antique Fireplace Accessories

When we think of a fireplace we envision the roaring fire within and its shadows dancing throughout the room. However, it is even more important to consider the attractiveness of the fireplace when the fire is not burning, as is the case for most of the time you are enjoying that room. A fireplace sets the decorative tone for a room.

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Pair of Antique Figural Doré Bronze Andirons French Antiques, Vintage Antiques, date unspecified A FRENCH ORMOLU MANTEL CLOCK BY LEROLLE.

Learn how to take your home from blah to bananas. We’re dishing on all the ways to bring chic and unique style to your space. Warning: Decorating with Chairish can be addictive. Never miss new arrivals that match exactly what you’re looking for! Few things top our passion for a crackling fire—except maybe vintage andirons and chenets! Although their practical purpose may be a tad antiquated, vintage andirons and chenets are a classic addition to any fireplace, and can add a sense of bygone elegance to a space think the of kind of magic that Charles Dickens conjures up!

Depending on what style you choose, vintage andirons can also lend a sense of unexpected dose of wit and quirk. For instance, if your look is a little less antiquated than vintage cast iron andirons permit, keep an eye out for Mid-Century andirons. Look for brass andirons with aerodynamic forms and wrought iron details to give your fireplace some sculptural weight. Cat andirons and owl andirons dating to the mid 20th Century are also popular finds. Once you locate a pair you love, be sure to match them with coordinating fire accessories to really get things roaring!

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Polished Brass Vintage Andirons

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Fireplace andirons or firedogs improve the ventilation and burning of the fire and thus the draft of the fireplace.

By Lucia Greene Connolly for Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd. Originally designed to simply lift logs up off the hearth, andirons have been in use for more than five.

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Andirons are constructed of metal to hold flaming firewood slightly above the firebox floor to improve fireplace draw and ventilation. They typically stand upon two front legs connected to a central iron shaft, called a “dog” or “billet bar” which has a bent end to form the back foot. The andiron dogs or billet bars keep the flaming logs in the firebox of the fireplace as they burn and settle.

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Read more. Antique fireplaces, surrounds and fire-related accessories such as scuttles, bellows, tools, fenders or fire screens. This is an antique fire grate. An English, wrought iron fireside basket, dating to the Victorian period, circa This is a charming antique fire grate, ready to accept fire wood, coal or kindling. Delivered polished and ready for the home. Dimensions: Max Width: 64cm This is an antique fireplace set.

An English, wrought iron fire grate and pair of andirons in Art Nouveau taste, dating to the Victorian period, circa This is a fine antique fireplace set, with desirable Art Nouveau taste. Delivered polished and ready for the fireside. Dimensions: Max Width:

Antique Wrought Iron Andirons with Double Bars, Set of 2

Originally designed to simply lift logs up off the hearth, andirons have been in use for more than five centuries. Their structural evolution has roughly mirrored that of the fireplace, changing and adapting as fashions and technology dictated. In his earliest quest to promote a better, more efficient fire, man found that raising wood up allowed oxygen to circulate, creating a healthy draft and producing a brighter, hotter fire.

In the 15th century, andirons were fashioned from wrought iron and were very basic in design.

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This is a large antique fireplace set. An English, cast iron fireside suite, with a decorative casting of Lord Fairfax, a grate and a pair of andirons, dating to the Victorian period, circa Superbly substantial Victorian ironworks. Displaying a desirable aged patina throughout. Cast iron resplendent in consistent graphite finish Suite comprising fire back, fire grate and andirons The heavy, kg Our Stock An English, wrought iron fire grate and pair of andirons in Art Nouveau taste, dating to the Victorian period, circa Appealing Art Nouveau taste Displays a desirable aged patina Attractive fire grate crafted from wrought iron Good consistent colour to the gra.

This is an antique fire kerb and companion tongs. An English, iron fireside set, dating to the Victorian period, circa

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