Sunday, January 23, 2011
Antique Cast Iron Black Cat Andirons with Glass Eyes (Howes)
"This set of antique andirons were recently purchased from a Nashville family who said the came from Marty Robbins Home. Their father had done work for Marty Robbins and they had no reason to make this up. I regretted not getting a letter from the family, but there was much grieving and seemed inappropriate at the time.
"These spooky, but handsome, Cats stand 17" tall. Howes #3007. Old Black paint with light surface rust. Green round glass eyes. Complete and fully functional. Easy to imagine viewing fire's flames through these eyes."