This is an interesting pair of antique French (19th Century) Sphinx Andirons or Firedogs.
They are fabulous decorators' items.
They are very decorative items and reflect the mania for all things Egyptian in France in the 19th century.
Being made from cast iron - they are very heavy beasties - so postage would have to be restricted to UK addresses only.
These are ornaments for your fireplace. When you have a coal or log fire - you would put these on your hearth - and either rest your log baskets on them or your fire tongs & poker set.
They are in a pretty good vintage condition - with no losses or damages caused by rusting etc over the decades - they have been re-painted in relatively recent times with a matt black paint - but apart from that - a most lovely and highly collectable pair. The details on the faces' are all nice and crisp.
They are listed at a very fair price.
Postage quoted reflects the fact that this pair is very heavy - and I would have to send Parcelforce48 to you.