A fantastic, highly decorative, original early Victorian cast iron hob grate fire insert. The fire has a large arched opening and grate for burning. The fire has beautiful decorative features with scrolls and leaves surrounding the fire opening and the top of the fire. The fire has the traditional warming plates on either side of the grill, with the an intricate leaf pattern. Below the warming plates, the fire has a repeated pattern under the original curved front bars. The fire has the original top plate. The iron has been blacked and polished and has a high shine finish. The fire has a kite registration mark which has faded, however we can tell that the fire dates to pre 1884 when the new dating system was introduced. The fire also has the size details at the back. The hob grate is in good antique condition with some slight signs of use and wear. The back has surface rust as expected. The fire has some small knocks, scratches and some light pitting. The burning grill has some slight surface rust. The domed back has some uneven areas. The fire has a very pretty appearance and would make a wonderful statement within a period home. The hob grate is a fine antique fire and the intricate design and its large size makes it a very desirable item.
Body width 81.5cm
Cavity width 77cm approx.
Cavity height 82cm
Cavity depth 31cm
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