This is a 100+ year old andiron imported from France. These are also known as firedogs or “chenets” in French. This is a beautiful figural bust constructed of cast iron. Despite the age, you can still see the beautiful attention to detail that remains. This andiron bust shows its age with a beautiful, rusty patina.
Dimensions are: Height 9″, Width 4″, Depth 4″. This piece is heavy, weighing in at almost 3 lbs 10 oz.
The back rods typically deteriorate after many years of use in the fireplace, so are often removed, as this one has been. The remaining cast-iron bust is perfect as part of a vignette, coffee table display, doorstop, bookend, and more. I have a second matching one for sale if you are interested in a pair.