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Mission, Arts & Crafts Andirons - Rare, Large, Heavy, Unique!

$950.00 or Best Offer Sold

Seller: dan-wauwatosa (972) 100%, Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ships to: US, Item: 151414650359 This is a set of rare Arts & Crafts or Mission style andirons. I have not been able to determine the maker. I have been watching for close to a year now, and have not found a pair like them in any antique catalog, auction listing (including prior auctions), dealer listing, or for sale here on eBay. These have great style, and are all original. These are mostly cast iron, and they seem to have originally had a plate finish on them which looks something like an antique brass. I polished one face of the top piece of one of the andirons to show what the finish may have looked like. (I have included a close up photo of this area for you to check out. You also can see some of the original plating in the close up view of one of the foot sections.) This set could be polished to expose that plating finish all over (to the extent it still remains), they could be allowed to retain their current aged appearance, or they could be re-plated in whatever fnish the buyers prefers. (Notes: The area that was polished will return to its aged appearance over time if it is not coated to prevent oxidation. Neither plating not polishing services are included in this auction. That said, if buyer would like these re-plated before being shipped, that might be able to be arranged. There are several very good plating services in the Milwaukee area. ) These are very heavy, weighing in at 80 pounds for the set. (Shipping weight will be higher in order to accommodate secure packaging.) These are 23" high, and the footprint of the base piece on each column is 10" x 5". The body (upright column) is 3" square, while the cap piece is 5" on each side at it's base. The shank (the part the logs rest on) extends out the back 22", which gives a total depth from the front of the base to the rear of 26". There is one area of damage to report, which is a broken area on one of the attachment tabs on one of the top crown sections. This tab is what extends down into the interior of the column, and it is not visible except when you have that top crown piece removed. The bolts which attach the rear sections to the columns are all there and will be included. (The backs will be separate from the columns for shipping. They bolt back together easily.) One or two of the screws which secure the top pieces to the columns are missing. If I locate replacement ones prior to shipping I'll add that back in. If not, the buyer will either need to buy a replacement screw or just let gravity hold that top section in place. I have included a very detailed set of photos. Please look those over carefully to assess condition. As you can see, the columns themselves are hollow, made up of iron panels that attach to the corner channels. Everything else is solid cast iron. This will be too heavy to ship USPS, priority mail, unless it is broken down into two packages. The most economocal way to ship would probably be one of the ground based parcel services. If the buyer has a shipping preference (UPS, FedEx, Priority Mail, other?), please let me know and I'll try to accommodate you. These will be very well packaged to minimize the risk of damage during shipping, which will increase the shipping weight a fair bit. This listing has been setup to sell in USA only. If someone is interested who lives outside of the USA, please email me and I'll look into shipping possibilities and estimated costs. Let me know if you have any questions.Thanks for looking! Powered by eBay Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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