A very large and imposing cast iron fire surround likely to date to C.1900. The fire has a beautiful Adam style design, typical of the late Victorian / early Edwardian period. The crossbar features swags and bows and the central design has a torch and wheat. The top of the legs have delicate wreaths with a rose inside and there is a highly decorative leaf border around the fire opening. The legs are in a column style that stand in relief. The iron has been painted in an attractive light grey colour but we could shot blast the fire to remove the paint, black and polish the iron and spray the mantel black for an extra charge. Please contact us for details and a quote. The original mantel was damaged and has been replaced with a chunky timber mantel with a moulded edge that suits the fire well. As expected of reclaimed items the fire has some signs of age and some damage. There is some damage to one side of the surround, under the mantel. The iron has been broken and is currently attached with plaster and heatproof mesh. We are happy to bolt a plate on instead for no extra charge. Please let us know if you would like this, but please note it will not be colour matched to the fire. There is a knock to the mantel edge and there are some small knocks and casting marks to the iron. There is some very slight flaking to the paint around the detailing. The back has surface rust. The fire is a stunning example of period design and its size makes it a very impressive show piece. The surround is perfect for a period home and would look wonderful paired with a fire insert or large fire basket.
PLEASE NOTE: The fire is very heavy and it will need multiple people for collection or delivery. Please contact us to discuss this.
Mantel width 162.6cm
Mantel depth 28.1cm
Body width 153cm
Opening width 92.5cm
Opening height 94.5cm
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