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These large elaborate neo-classical andirons of wrought iron and silvered and gilded metal each feature a large covered cup-shaped urn with everted and gadrooned rim raised on square plinths that are flanked by gilded griffins. The urns are covered with vertical leafy ornaments. The plinths are supported on wrought-iron double-scrolled feet. The elaborate finial on each urn is composed of twin putti supporting bowls of fruits, including pomegranates, grapes, and squash.
This pair of brass and wrought-iron andirons each feature a crowned spread eagle facing outward, holding a shield in its talons with the Latin motto NEC SPE NEC METU (neither in hope nor in fear), and standing on a sphere. This top ornament is mounted with screws to a brass tasseled lambrequin flanked by brass scrolls and engraved with stylized floral ornament, including a bellflower motif.
You might be surprised to learn how often artists and artisans show animals in their work!
This walnut Jacobean open-arm chair with upholstered seat and back has squared and curved front legs ending in hoof feet with gadrooned collars. The front knees are carved with bellflowers flanked by foliate carving ending in rosettes. The back cabriole legs end in plain pad feet. The s-curved open arms end in flat scrolls with plain supports that curve slightly forward.
The walnut open armchair in the Jacobean style has baluster-and-block turned legs and stretchers, and curved arms. The arched and canted back and plain seat are covered in wool upholstery depicting red fruits overall (pomegranates, raspberries, cherries, and others) with green leaves on a dark-green background. The turned stretchers are let in to each other and the legs at blocks alternating with balusters. The back legs are square.