‘A pair of lowe latten andirons with rounded heads and large knoppes on the top’. This entry is from an inventory of the garden chamber at Ingastone Hall, Essex, taken in 1600. Sir William Petre (c.1500–1572), who was secretary to four Tudor monarchs, built Ingastone Hall. Hand-forged andirons, like the Beaufort examples, were made in the foundries of the Sussex weald.
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Small: Height 17 inches (43cm) Width 9 inches (24cm) Depth 16 inches (41cm)
Large: Height 23 inches (60.3cm) Width 13 inches (34.2cm) Depth 26 inches (66cm)