An attractive reclaimed cast iron tiled fire insert, likely to date to the late Victorian period. The fire is of a good 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 Adam style design, typical of the era, with swags, bows, birds and urns along the crossbar. The fire retains its original shaped and decorated front bars and there is an ash pan cover with curved ends and decorative motifs. On each side of the fire opening there are elegant Victorian tiles with a repeated pattern with sunflowers and their leaves in white and brown. The cast iron has been blacked and polished and has a lovely finish. The concrete fire back has the word "MASERO", perhaps referring to the model name of the fire. The fire is in good condition but has some signs of wear and age, as expected of antique items. The iron has some small marks and knocks. One tile has a broken top that is mainly covered by the crossbar. Other tiles have some small chips and knocks, particularly to the edges. There is some crazing to the tile enamel and some stains. The fire brick has a large crack but it is stable within the fire and therefore the fire may be best suited to light or decorative use. The fire back has surface rust as expected. The fire is a lovely example of Victorian design and it would add great character and period charm to a home.
Body width 91cm
Cavity width needed 81cm
Cavity depth needed 38cm
Cavity height needed 89.5cm
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