A highly decorative Victorian cast iron fire surround with an attractive oak mantel that is the ideal size for a bedroom or reception room. The body of the fire has a bold design with large fern detailing on each side. The centre of the fire has a scroll motif and there is a large repeating leaf design around the fire opening. The iron has been burnished and lacquered giving a lovely silvery finish. The original damaged mantel has been replaced with a beautiful waxed oak mantel. The fire surround is designed to be paired with a fire basket and sits around the fire opening or can be used for decorative use in a bedroom. The oak mantel has an attractive grain and is a solid and quality piece of timber. The pairing of cast iron with oak gives the fire a unique and interesting look that would fit with period, country or rustic properties. The fire is antique and therefore has some slight signs of age and some minor damage. The fire has a crack to the cross bar under the mantel. The crack has been stabilized at the back but can be seen. The right hand fixing lug has broken. The mantel has slight cupping, approx. 2-3ml but it is barely visible and items can still be placed on it. There is some variation in the colour and the back has surface rust as expected. Some slight marks and knocks. The fire surround is a beautiful item that would add great character to a home and paired with a fire basket would complete a hearth.
Mantel depth 16cm
Mantel width 89cm
Body width 78.6
Opening width 35.5cm
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