Each antique, fireplace andiron is cast with a head and shoulders bust of a lady in 19th century dress on a moulded socle and a straight pyramidal billet bar. These are also known as chenets or firedogs. With their small scale they could be adapted for other decorative uses in the home such as bookends.
DATE 19th century
DIMENSIONS Width 4 Depth 16 Height 8 in.