FI0012 A Very Pretty Cast Iron Art Nouveau Combination Fire Front
A very pretty, cast iron, Art Nouveau combination fire front. The fire is beautifully designed with large flowers, typical of the era, on the cross bar. The mantel has a stepped border and decorative corbels, with fanned detailing, below. The fire has a particuarly attractive domed smoke hood with a beautiful poppy motif. The cast iron has been burnished and lacquered giving the fire a stylish silvery finish. The fire is the perfect size for a bedroom and can be used in conjunction with a fire brick and fire stool. The fixing lugs are present and intact. The fire front is missing the original front bars and the holes left where the front bars were situated have been filled. Screw holes have also been filled. The fire is antique and therfore has some signs of wear consistent with age. There is some tarnish and slight rust patches to the front face and mantel. The fire has some casting marks and pitting. There is some rust damage to the border around the smoke hood and this can be seen in the photographs. Scratching and marks due to age. The back has some surface rust as expected. A stunning fire front that would be desireable for any style of home.
Mantel width 76.5cm
Mantel depth 15.5cm
Body width 60cm plus lugs
Height 115cm approx plus fixings at base of feet
Opening width 36.5cm
Opening height to smoke hood 58.5cm (approx)