Pair hand wrought Yale University dorm andirons c1900. This pair of andirons are reproductions of gooseneck andirons from the 18th century. The were hand made by a local blacksmith for Yale University in New Haven Connecticut to be used in one of their dorms. Late in the 20th century the fireplaces were no longer used and this pair along with others were sold. The Y symbol for Yale is impressed on the firedogs, or log rails. Each measures 15 and one half inches high by 16 and one half inches deep by 11 inches wide.
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