Mid-Century andirons are a fabulous functional addition to your fireplace. Like jewelry for your hearth, these vintage fireplace grates let you show some retro personality in a space typically dedicated to objects of function over form. Mid-Century andirons offer both form and function to a sometimes drab fireplace. They were made in a wide variety of styles, from Minimalism to Brutalism, to rustic Spanish Mission Revival, to opulent Hollywood Regency…looks for every mood.
The andirons pictured above have a classic ’60s-’70s Mission revival look, and would be at home in your medieval-inspired castle decor, too. The black cast iron bodies are molded to look like hammered wrought iron. These are good for a shallow fireplace and measure 18 inches in height, 9.75 inches in width, and 16 inches in length.
These Mid-Century andirons also have a Spanish Mission Revival flair with curved wrought iron straps that create a both rustic and highly decorative look. They are finished in gold, adding a touch of classic Hollywood Regency style. These are a bit longer, measuring 18 3/4 inches in length, 9 inches in width, and 15 3/8 inches tall.
This pair of heavy cast iron Mid-Century andirons / fire dog grates have a clean Minimalist design. They have quintessential tapered legs and gently swooping ends that add visual appeal while keeping logs where they belong. They measure 18.5 inches in length and 3.75 inches in width.