At the time, I also showed this original pair of danish modern andirons that came with the house and mentioned that I wanted matching tools.
"We're lucky enough to have two fireplaces in our house. When we made an offer to buy it, one contingency I put in the contract was to keep these fireplace andirons in the living room fireplace. I need to shine the brass, but they are very danish mid century, aren't they? I wish I could find fireplace tools that matched them, I suspect there is such a thing."
Well guess what? Two and a half years of searching helped me learn that the andirons are associated with designer Donald Deskey, and there is a tool set that matches. After a lot of further searching, I finally found it on that auction site, and now it's mine!
The set includes a matching black iron stand and brass ball with hooks to hold a broom, shovel, and poker.
Don't you just LOVE it when sets come together. Well worth the wait it looks like! It looks great, I really like your wood holder, did Donald Deskey make a matching wood bucket?ReplyDelete
That's the fun of the hunt, isn't it Mick? I haven't found any photos of a matching wood holder, but I'll kerp looking. The eood holder pictured here matches up nicely with the other wrought iron in our living room, so I'm good, until something better shows up.Delete
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Congratulations on completing your set! The set looks great.ReplyDelete
I guess everything really good is worth waiting for! Congrats on finding the set to match. And it's a good-looking set!!! Nice.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, that is really amazing looking....I love that set and congrats on completing it! I just completed a 50s chip and dip set so I kinda know how you feel!ReplyDelete
The whole set looks amazing. I'm super jealous! I'm always looking for a cool set of andirons but never seem to find any.ReplyDelete
That's interesting, because your area is a goldmine of other stuff. I'm sure you'll score eventually.Delete
Little late getting to this post--but those andirons and your accompanying set of tools is to die for!ReplyDelete