FS0042 ANTIQUE CAST IRON FIRE SURROUND WITH CHESTNUT MANTEL C.1920's
Dimensions:W: 88.5cm (34.8")H: 117.5cm (46.3")D: 11.5cm (4.5")
A beautiful cast iron fire surround with an unusual and very attractive mantel made of reclaimed chestnut. The fire has a simple and classic oval design under the mantel, and beaded border around the fire opening. The surround has been stripped, burnished and lacquered and has an attractive silvery finish. The fire has the original fixing lugs present. The fire lost its original mantel and it has been replaced with a lovely, reclaimed chestnut mantel that has been oiled and has a rich colour and attractive grain. The surround could be paired with a wood burner or a fire basket. The surround has an RD number, RD691327 dating the fire to between 1920-1929. The fire is antique and has some slight signs of wear. The fire has some surface tarnish and slight surface rust, mainly to the inner legs. The back has surface rust as expected. Some casting marks and slight pitting can be seen. The mantel has some rustic wear, with three nail holes, slight knocks and scratches. Please see pictures for details. The fire surround has beautiful detailing and a classic design. The addition of the chestnut mantel gives the fire great interest and style and is a highly desirable item for both period and modern homes.
Mantel depth 11.5cm
Mantel width 88.5cm
Body width 75.2cm
Opening width 59cm
Opening height 80.5cm