"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

Andiron

"One of a pair of metallic stands used to support wood burned on an open hearth."-Whitney, 1902

An illustration of two andirons.

Andirons

An illustration of two andirons.

The Medieval bench was also called a Double-bench with a back in the middle, this back was moveable. It was used in front of the fireplace.

Medieval Bench

The Medieval bench was also called a Double-bench with a back in the middle, this back was moveable.…

An illustration of a young boy sitting on a stool watching a tea kettle in a fireplace.

Boy Watching Tea Kettle in Fireplace

An illustration of a young boy sitting on a stool watching a tea kettle in a fireplace.

Children playing by a fireplace.

Children

Children playing by a fireplace.

Children building card houses.

Children playing

Children building card houses.

A decorative chimney.

Chimneys

A decorative chimney.

A decorative chimney.

Chimneys

A decorative chimney.

A decorative chimney.

Chimneys

A decorative chimney.

This illustration depicts a flue damper used to serve as the valve mechanism which restricts home smoke access.

Flue Damper

This illustration depicts a flue damper used to serve as the valve mechanism which restricts home smoke…

"Danks rotary Puddling Furnace. The feel is burnt in an ordinary fireplace, a blast B being admitted under the bars and another over them A, level with the firing hole, so that by regulating the two streams of air the atmosphere can be kept reducing or oxidizing at will. A circular chamber or drum C is supported on massive friction rollers and arranged so that its axis is about level with the top of the bridge; at the other end is a movable terminal shaped like the frustum of a cone D, supported by chains or rods from a crane so that it can be swung on one side if required, thus serving as a door." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Danks Furnace

"Danks rotary Puddling Furnace. The feel is burnt in an ordinary fireplace, a blast B being admitted…

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

Dutch Family

A Dutch colonial family in scene in the colony of New Amsterdam.

A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit in the event of fire.

Fire Escape

A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit…

This fender is designed with scrolls of leaf on its border, and two winged lions in the center. It is used as a base frame to a fireplace.

Fender

This fender is designed with scrolls of leaf on its border, and two winged lions in the center. It is…

The fireplace and fender is used to heat a room.

Fireplace and Fender

The fireplace and fender is used to heat a room.

This image shows a fire screen decorated with a tapestry. Fire screens are used to reduce excessive heat and began being used to make the fireplace and the wall more decorative.

Fire Screen

This image shows a fire screen decorated with a tapestry. Fire screens are used to reduce excessive…

A Puritan fireplace

Fireplace

A Puritan fireplace

This fireplace is in the Louis XIV style.

Fireplace

This fireplace is in the Louis XIV style.

This fireplace is part of a chimney piece. It is made out of marble, metal ornaments, and electro-gilt that is mounted on the pilasters, frieze, and spandrels.

Fireplace

This fireplace is part of a chimney piece. It is made out of marble, metal ornaments, and electro-gilt…

This fireplace is decorated with foliage and fruit. It is used to heat a room and for decorative purposes.

Fireplace

This fireplace is decorated with foliage and fruit. It is used to heat a room and for decorative purposes.

This fireplace is made out of marble. It is used to heat a room, and for decorative purposes.

Fireplace

This fireplace is made out of marble. It is used to heat a room, and for decorative purposes.

This fireplace is decorated with slabs of china that are designed in an elaborate interlaced pattern. The center is designed with animal figures.

Fireplace

This fireplace is decorated with slabs of china that are designed in an elaborate interlaced pattern.…

A furnace that causes reverberations.

Reverberatory Furnace

A furnace that causes reverberations.

Goldilocks eats up all the baby bear's dinner.

Goldilocks

Goldilocks eats up all the baby bear's dinner.

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

Fire Grate

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

Fire Grate

The fire grate is placed inside a fireplace.

An illustration of a two story house with a chimney.

Two Story House with Chimney

An illustration of a two story house with a chimney.

These fire irons are metal instruments that are used for tending a fire, particularly a fireplace.

Fire Irons

These fire irons are metal instruments that are used for tending a fire, particularly a fireplace.

The set of fire irons is used in a fireplace.

Fire Irons

The set of fire irons is used in a fireplace.

According to Holinshed, it was predicted that Henry IV would die in Jerusalem; Shakespeare's play repeats this. Henry took this to mean that he would die on crusade. In reality, he died at the house of the Abbot of Westminster, in the Jerusalem chamber.

The Jerusalem Chamber

According to Holinshed, it was predicted that Henry IV would die in Jerusalem; Shakespeare's play repeats…

Man sitting at a table by the fireplace.

Man

Man sitting at a table by the fireplace.

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a grate to catch the smoke. This mantel illustrates decorative framework around the fireplace, and includes elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.

Large Surface Mantel

This mantel piece is also known as a chimney piece which originated in medieval times as a hood that…

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving each of the fine decorative elements.

Small Surface Mantel

A mantel offers unique opportunity in its design for a sculptor to demonstrate their skill in carving…

This fireplace with mirror is richly decorated with figures and scrolls.

Fireplace with Mirror

This fireplace with mirror is richly decorated with figures and scrolls.

A mother sitting in a chair, warming by the fireplace with her two children.

Mother and Children

A mother sitting in a chair, warming by the fireplace with her two children.

This mantel piece is made out of marble in an Italian style, with an eagle on each side. It is the framework of a fireplace.

Mantel Piece

This mantel piece is made out of marble in an Italian style, with an eagle on each side. It is the framework…

Children popping popcorn at the fireplace.

Popcorn

Children popping popcorn at the fireplace.

The pole screen is a small screen that is supported on a tall slender poll with a tripod (three legged) base. It is used by women to protect their complexion from the heat of a fire such as a fireplace. The design on this pole screen is of an Irish warrior and the tripod base is composed of three busts of helmeted heads.

Pole Screen

The pole screen is a small screen that is supported on a tall slender poll with a tripod (three legged)…

The scene where Silas finds Eppie in the novel, Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans).

Silas Finds Eppie

The scene where Silas finds Eppie in the novel, Silas Marner by George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans).

Table and chair by fireplace.

Table and Chair

Table and chair by fireplace.