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andiron

One of a pair of metal supports for a log in a fireplace.
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Early examples are plain and rugged, but after the 16th century, andirons grew more elaborate.
Andirons and grates hold burning logs off the hearth.
Cherubs also decorate the fireplace andirons and china cabinet and peek down from a perch in the corner of the guest room.
The metalcasting shop's master, journeyman and apprentice caster supply bronze andirons, pewter spoons, bronze candelabra and brass candlesticks for the Prentis Store, where visitors can purchase the authentically produced items.
The grate, or fire basket, is supported on either side by andirons, which traditionally have an upright post at the front to prevent the logs from falling out.
The image lets the listeners dissolve into the dark background; it even draws more attention to the andirons in the fireplace than to Douglas as a storyteller.
You want to make it look as old and authentic as you can, and if you can't, I suggest trying to find at least the wood holder and the tools, and the screen and the andirons at salvage yards,'' she says.
Lucius, who was very bald, was sitting in profile, his left side facing us, in front of the end of a marble table, upon which a sort of hearth faced us comprising two andirons, without projections, screwed parallel, without any part exceeding its bounds, on the edge of a plate of square sheet metal lined with live coals.
Accessorise with a Swansnest grate for fire dogs, pounds 188 and Bath Andirons, pounds 646.
Accessorise with a Swansnest grate for dogs, pounds 188 and Bath Andirons, pounds 646.
His study is a small workroom as Snug as a captain's cabin; oil an adjoining door an Art Deco-style poster celebrates the heyday of transatlantic crossings by steamship; and a model tugboat perches upon andirons of a fire-place rarely used in temperate Mexico City, where this Colombian author has lived for nearly fifty years.
Andirons, 4 large & 10 Small pictures, 1 Chest of draws 3: 5:0 1 Cubbord, 12 pr.