FC0172 RECLAIMED ART NOUVEAU CAST IRON BEDROOM COMBINATION FIRE
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About this item
An elegant and attractive, reclaimed, Art Nouveau cast iron combination fire. The fire is of suitable size for a bedroom and is now for decorative purposes only. The fire has a very pretty design, typical of the Art Nouveau era, featuring a shaped smoke hood with Art Nouveau flower and leaves on either side. There is a column top detail and flowers in the centre of the fire, under the mantel. The legs have a fluted design. The fire has one original fixing lug and one replacement metal tab as the original was broken. The front of the feet have small tabs for fitting into the hearth. The iron has been blacked and polished and has a nice finish. The back of the fire has an RD number, RD407771, dating the fire to 1903.
The fire is in solid antique condition with some signs of age and use. The fire has some casting marks and pitting. The front of the mantel has a casting line or thin crack. The top flap is wooden and the fire is therefore suited to decorative purposes only. The back of the fire has surface rust, as expected. The back of the fire has surface rust, as expected. There are some small gaps in-between the grill and the base of the fire brick. Please see pictures for condition details. The fire is a very nice example of Art Nouveau design and the perfect item for adding period character to a bedroom.
Mantel depth 13.5cm
Mantel width 87cm
Height 108.5cm approx
Body width 75cm
Cavity width needed 40cm approx (width excludes metal wall fixing loops that are present at the back of the fire)
Cavity depth needed 19cm
Cavity height needed 65cm
W: 87cm (34.3")H: 108.5cm (42.7")
Art Nouveau (c. 1890-1910)