This is a very nice pair of black seamen or sailor andirons with the original log rests (firedogs) as well as a 2nd shorter pair I had made for a fireplace which was not as deep. I can not provide more history and I'm not sure how you ascertain the age of cast iron, so I won't try to represent them as 19th century. They stand 17 1/2" tall and about 11 1/2" wide at the feet. With the original log supports they are 22 deep.
I had a local blacksmith make log supports so they would fit my fireplace. The depth with the newer log supports is 16.I mostly used them with gas logs, so they haven't endured much of a beating from my use (and I no longer have a fireplace). Pics #4, #11 & #12 show a comparison of the original and newer supports. Please examine the pictures closely and ask any questions.
The item "VINTAGE CAST IRON BLACK AMERICANA FIREPLACE ANDIRONS FIRE DOGS SEAMEN/SAILORS" is in sale since Friday, July 14, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Figures & Sculptures". The seller is "lcapitan" and is located in Marietta, Georgia.This item can be shipped to United States.