Pair of Shenandoah Valley, Virginia cast iron figural andirons, possibly from the Redwell Furnace located near Luray (which operated under various names until at least 1840). Finials cast in the form of men's heads, over architectural column style shafts and cabriole legs. 13-1/2" H x 13 5/8" D. For a similar example, see The Regional Arts of the Early South: A Sampling from the Collection of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts by John Bivins and Forsyth Alexander, p. 136. 2nd Quarter 19th century. Condition: Overall expected oxidation. One with replaced shank.
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