Cart 0
Antique Fire Dogs with Twin Wheel Spits & Cup Dogs - London Fine Antiques

Antique Fire Dogs with Twin Wheel Spits & Cup Dogs

Our Stock # LFA-1488

This is an antique pair of fire dogs dating to the end of the Victorian period c.1900.

A fine pair of iron dogs with arched front feet for stability, the front posts rise high with scrolled decoration up to a pair of cup dogs; originally used to keep small pots or drinks warm.

The front of each post has three spit racks to accommodate the spits in various positions. At the end of each rod is a wheel that would have been used to turn the spit by means of either a smoke-jack, a device that generated movement from the chimney draught, or a separate dog wheel where a small dog would have been in something akin to a hamster wheel to generate the motive force.

Polished in a traditional graphite finish these dogs are supplied ready for the home.

Dimensions with spits in position:
Max Width: 130cm (51.25'')
Max Depth: 51cm (20'')
Max Height: 86cm (33.75'')

Dog dimensions with spits in place (for basket):
Max Width: 89cm (35'')
Max Depth: 44cm (17.25'')
Max Height: 20.5cm (8'')


Share this Product

DELIVERY

U.K.
Delivery to most of mainland Britain is FREE, please let us know your post code and we will be able to confirm this. Wherever possible we use our own vehicles for a fully blanketed delivery service. Clients with unusual access requirements such as central London penthouses, or items which require specialist assembly or installation can be assured that we take care of every detail of the delivery.

Highlands & Islands – Please contact us so we can get the best possible service and cost for you.

Worldwide
We export internationally on a regular basis and you can rest assured the packing is appropriate and the paperwork in order. We offer a prompt and economical worldwide service, please contact us so we can get the best possible service and cost for you. For International Trade Clients who wish to purchase English antiques in bulk we are able to arrange full container sourcing and shipping services.


More from this collection

Get in touch