A very handsome reclaimed cast iron hob grate fire insert dating to the early Victorian period. The fire is of a lovely size and is ideal for use in a living or dining room and can be paired with a fire surround. The fire has an ornate design with acanthus leaves and scrolls across the top of the fire and in the fire opening. There are traditional warming plates, with scrolling edges, on either side of the grill and below these are decorative motifs that run down the legs. The inner legs have a serpentine edge. There is a good area for burning and the fire retains the original curved front bars. The fire back has a diamond design registration mark dating the fire to March 1853 (Y=1853, W= March). The fire is in very good condition but has some light signs of wear and age, as expected of antique items. The iron has some small marks and knocks. The top plate is a modern metal replacement as the original was missing. There is some light surface rust to the grill. The concrete back has some fire putty visible on each side within the fire opening. The back of the fire has surface rust. The hob grate is a beautiful example of early Victorian design and it would add great character and charm to a period home.
Body width 86.4cm
Cavity width needed 72cm
Cavity depth needed 17cm
Cavity height needed 82cm
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