A very pretty, original, reclaimed cast iron fire surround, likely to date to C.1890s, with a rustic oak mantel. The cast iron is traditional in design with Adam style urns and acanthus leaves on the crossbar and a decorative smoke hood. The top of the legs each have a flower and there is panelled detaining down each leg. The fire surround lost its original mantel and it has been paired with a beautiful, rustic, oak mantel which compliments the cast iron nicely. The oak mantel has great character with a front edge that retains its uneven and natural shape. The oak has been waxed, highlighting the beautiful grain and the lovely colour. The oak has wood knots and rustic features. The surround is ideal for pairing with a fire basket or using for decorative purposes. The fire surround is in good antique condition with some small signs of age and wear. The surround has some small knocks and casting marks. There is a small patch of paint or similar on one leg. The back has surface rust as expected. The oak is rustic with wood knots, surface splits and knocks. The mantel edge is uneven and natural in shape, rather that cut straight. The front of the mantel has a wood knot with some small gaps or cracks. Please see pictures for condition details. The fire surround has an unusual and very attractive look and it would make a real showpiece for a home.
Mantel depth 13.5cm max
Mantel width 98cm
Body width 76.5cm
Opening width 35.5cm
Opening height to smoke hood 59cm