Few things top our passion for a crackling fire—except maybe vintage andirons and chenets! Although their practical purpose may be a tad antiquated, vintage andirons and chenets are a classic addition to any fireplace, and can add a sense of bygone elegance to a space (think the of kind of magic that Charles Dickens conjures up!). Depending on what style you choose, vintage andirons can also lend a sense of unexpected dose of wit and quirk. For instance, if your look is a little less antiquated than vintage cast iron andirons permit, keep an eye out for Mid-Century andirons. Look for brass andirons with aerodynamic forms and wrought iron details to give your fireplace some sculptural weight. Cat andirons and owl andirons dating to the mid 20th Century are also popular finds. Once you locate a pair you love, be sure to match them with coordinating fire accessories to really get things roaring!