Antique fireplace accessories are both
useful and a perfect way to decorate your fireside.
Andirons - or "fire-dogs" are made of iron or brass.
They support burning logs to encourage air flow and help
the fire burn effectively.
Fireplace grates - while andirons could hold large logs,
a fireplace grate could hold the entire fire, kindling,
charcoal, fuel-wood and everything and keep it off the
floor of the fireplace.