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Tiffany Studios New York Pair of Gilt Bronze Andirons


This pair of Tiffany Studios New York andirons in gilt bronze features French baroque style openwork decoration framing at their bases, with cast decoration that was made to imitate the most intricate and beautiful of Celtic strapwork. At age eighteen, Louis Comfort Tiffany made extensive trips to Ireland's Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, drawing inspiration from the Celtic and Viking decoration and motifs which he encountered on artifacts throughout his travels. Sold exclusively as a matching set.


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Item #: T-19928 
Artist: Tiffany Studios New York 
Country: United States
Circa: 1900 
Dimensions: 27” height, 14” width, 18” depth (the brass section is 9” deep, and the iron section, which is adjustable, is pictured at 9” deep)
Materials: Gilt bronze, Iron
Provenance: Private collection from Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Later in life, Louis Comfort Tiffany toured the Loire Valley, immortalizing his journey in his sketchbook. Of particular influence to him was the "wrought iron" gates and grates of French palace architecture. Two chateaux that he is known to have visited were the Chateau d'Amboise (the resting place of Da Vinci) and the Chateau de Blois. Their sinuous curves and elaborate ornamentation are echoed in the andiron's filigree work and lions paw bases.