A very attractive, reclaimed, original early Victorian cast iron hob grate fire insert. The fire has an arched opening, surrounded by rope borders and has a built-in grate and concrete back for burning. The fire has beautiful decorative features with scrolling details and fan or shell shapes at the top of the fire and within the fire opening. The legs also have a shell motif and delicate patterns. The fire has the traditional warming plates on either side of the grill. The iron has been blacked and polished. The hob grate is of an ideal size for a living or dining room or could be used for decorative purposes in a bedroom. The fire is in very good reclaimed condition with some small signs of its considerable age. The fire has some casting marks, light pitting, scratches and wear. The concrete back has some small knocks and cracks but it is stable. The smoke flap was damaged and a replacement has been made out of thin steel. The back of the fire has surface rust, as expected. The fire has a stunning appearance and would make a wonderful statement piece within a period home. The hob grate is a fine antique fire and its design and its good size makes it a very desirable item.
Body width 76.2cm
Cavity width needed 64cm approx
Cavity height needed 76cm
Cavity depth needed 34cm
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