A pair of antique american cast iron fireplace andirons, figural hessian soldier form by virginia metalcrafters. Very collectible, in rustic patina, wonderful condition. 16.5" high, 9.5" wide, 16.5 deep. Virginia metalcrafters began business in 1890, as the w. Loth stove company in waynesboro, virginia, and manufactured cast iron stoves and wood and coal heaters.
In the 1890's frying pans, waffle irons, tea kettles and other cookware were added. Caldwell company and the harvin company of baltimore, makers of decorative accessories and fireplace equipment were also added to va metalcrafters. Virginia metalcrafters was known for high quality and manufactures licensed products for colonial williamsburg, the smithsonian institution, mount vernon, monticello, historic charleston, winterthur, historic newport, old salem, old sturbridge village and the national trust for historic.