A pair of enormous and rather eccentric patinated bronze andirons in the Baronial Baroque manner. Each is surmounted by majestic spread winged eagles holding scrolled cartouche shields and perched on ornate drums decorated with mythical beasts and sirens. The acanthus plumed and scrolled central body is framed either side by enormous pairs of monopodic winged lions resting on winged messengers above large horned grotesques flanking a central mask of The Green Man.
Mid 20th century.
Notes: These andirons were probably made for a grand mansion in the Southern States of America
Link to: Antique Andirons, Fire Dogs, Alare and Chenets