This complete set of French gilt bronze, wood and steel fireplace implements is from the 19th Century. The tops are all gilt bronze while the shafts are either wooden or steel. The bronze loops for hanging are the same ornate design on each tool. At the top of the set is the handle which rests upon a crown having fretwork that consists of scrolling acanthus leaves and hooks for the implements. This is supported by a twist turned center post that rests upon a larger base with a similar design to the crown. The feet are scrolls.
Beautiful in its construction, this antique French gilt bronze set of fireplace tools will be a wonderful addition to any fireplace.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor scratches and tarnish, rusting to shovel, all consistent with age and use.