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Pair of Polished Bronze Front Gothic Revival Style Chenets

Sku code: ACW60022

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French, c.1875
The bronze vertical front consists of ring and baluster form standards raised on openwork double C-scroll supports and low domed feet. The termini of the C-scroll elements are shaped as stylized buds. The log supports are iron in square form.
Dimensions Each:
Width: 8.5”
Depth: 20.5”
Height: 24.00”

Weight Combined: 29lbs

Availability: In stock

Retail Price: $1,650.00 1650
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These antique bronze-fronted French Chenets (andirons) have a lovely reflective polished patina. Andirons, Chenets, fire-dogs, moon idols, moon horns, are just some of the historical names for these useful household objects. In ancient times they were fashioned from stone, or even ceramic, but once iron-working became established, most andirons and fire-backs were created from this easy to shape metal. It was not until the Renaissance period that the front vertical element became increasingly decorative. Cast bronze, brass and silver ornamentation was added as decorative fronts to make the functional ever more beautiful.

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