Pair of 19th Century French Forged and Twisted Iron Andirons with Fleur de Lis
Decorate your fireplace with this elegant pair of antique andirons. Handcrafted in France circa 1880, the Classic Louis XV fireplace essentials stand on forged scroll feet over a twisted stem, and embellished with decorative Fleur de Lys at the top. The mantel accessories are in excellent condition with a rich, patinated finish. The Fleur de Lis, also spelled Fleur de Lys is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means “flower”, and lis means “lily”) that is used as a decorative design or symbol. Since France is a historically Catholic nation, the Fleur de Lis became “at one and the same time, religious, political, dynastic, artistic, emblematic, and symbolic,” especially in French heraldry. The Fleur de Lis has been used by French royalty and throughout history to represent Catholic saints of France. Particularly, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph are depicted with a lily. Measures: 13″ W x 22.5″ D x 25.5″ H.
|Dimensions||13" W x 22.5" D x 25.5" H|
Late 19th Century