Andiron with cooking pots and a pair of fire tongs, anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

Andiron with cooking pots and a pair of fire tongs, anonymous, c. 1590 - c. 1596

copper (metal), h 26.5cm × d 37.5cm × w 4.4kg. More details

Centrally located in the ‘Safe House’ was a fireplace with a chimney above it. The food was cooked there and the men could warm themselves by the open hearth. When the ‘Safe House’ was rediscovered at the end of the 19th century, the andiron and the cooking pots were still in place.

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