Dating: 18th century
Dimensions (cm): 41 x 64,8
Inv. no.: PD0037
During the cold weather, in the wealthiest homes, a fire was always kept lit, making the house more comfortable. On the hearthstone, there was almost always an andiron, in other words, an object against which the logs were leaned, in order to facilitate combustion.
In the humbler households, the andiron could be only a stone. However, in the wealthier homes, the andirons were made of iron and these pieces were of wrought iron.