An impressive pair of seventeenth century hand wrought iron andirons. They are designed to hold cresset for light or keep a hot toddy, etc. warm. One of them has a considerable lateral lean. The andiron is off of vertical 2 1/2" at top. There is a hole in one bowl. The hole is 1/4" x 1/4". The front of the bases do not entirely match. The decorative lines on the top of the log holders indicate that they are a pair. Being hand wrought, the measurements do not match. Great examples of home and hearth utensils. Additional photos are attached by the link to the right.
C. 17th Century, American or English
Andiron A- 30 5/8" Height, 11 1/2" Width at front feet, 5 3/4" Height to top of log holders
Andiron B- 30 1/2" Height, 12 " Width at front feet, 7 1/4" Height to top of log holders
7 1/2" Diameter of Cresset holders