Pair of andirons

Bronze | 104.8cm | Late 16th-early 17th century

Pere Jean-Antoine Ducerceau

Andirons, also known as firedogs, are placed inside fireplaces to hold burning logs. This pair features columns supporting vases and resting on female masks framed by foliage that ends in animal paws.

Credit: Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
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