A very elegant, reclaimed, original Victorian cast iron fire surround. The surround has a very ornate design with a heavily decorated cross bar featuring leaves and berries and decorative motifs in each corner. There is a repeating border under the mantel with flowers and leaves. The legs have beautiful detailing with acanthus leaves and flowers. The cast iron has been blacked and polished and it has a good finish. There are four fixing lugs, one on each leg and one on each side under the mantel and there are two further lugs at the back of the mantel for sinking in to the wall. There is a registered design number on the back of the surround which is faint but we believe it to be RD31051, or similar, dating it to 1885. The surround is of a good size for a living or dining room and is ideal for pairing with a cast iron fire basket or perhaps for surrounding a wood burner. The fire surround is in good antique condition with some small signs of use and age, as expected. The iron has some small casting marks, pitting and scratches, especially to the cross bar and mantel. One of the mantel screws does not sit completely flush. The back has surface rust, as expected. Please see pictures for condition details. The fire surround has a very attractive and beautiful period appearance that would be perfect for adding character to a fireplace.
Mantel depth 19.5cm (plus 2cm lugs at back of mantel)
Mantel width 109.3cm
Body width 88cm
Opening width 58cm
Opening height 80cm