A stunning, highly decorative, original early Victorian cast iron hob grate fire insert. The fire has a large arched opening and built in grate for burning. The fire has beautiful decorative features, with acanthus leaf design above the grate and similar smaller design at the top of the fire. The fire has the traditional warming plates on either side of the grill, with the same leaf pattern. Below the warming plate the fire has a repeated pattern on the legs and the fire retains the original curved front bars.
The fire has the original top plate, however it does not stay firmly in place and will need to be secured by purchaser. The iron has been blacked and polished. The kite mark is featured in 2 areas on the back and the top plate has some other script style numbers. The hob grate does have some damage due to age but is ideal for decorative use. The top plate will need securing by purchaser.The back has surface rust as expected. The back support leg has broken off and has been retained for possible repair by purchaser.
Part of the kite dating mark is also on the top of the leg. The top of the back plate has cracks on either side of the smoke hole but the fire is fairly strong and sturdy.Some marks, scratches and wear can be seen. The fire has a stunning appearance and would make a wonderful statement within a period home. The hob grate is a fine antique fire and the intricate design and its large size makes it a very desirable item. If you wish to arrange your own courier for collection, we would bubble wrap the item free of charge. There are a few points we would like to make you aware of in terms of risk.
There is a small amount of risk with transporting any item. This risk can be minimised by either collecting in person or using a trusted person or company to move the item for you.
We have been using the same trusted family firm of couriers for many years now and are happy with their services, additionally you are covered for loss or damage. We would not be liable for loss or damage in transit. For cast iron items, no amount of bubble wrap will protect them from smashing if they were allowed to fall over. I would urge you not to book a parcel carrier, although cheaper.
I would choose a door to door courier who does not use depots to transfer items. Please see our other listings for unusual items. The item "A DECORATIVE ANTIQUE EARLY VICTORIAN CAST IRON HOB GRATE FIRE INSERT ref FB0032" is in sale since Monday, January 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Fireplaces, Mantels & Fireplace Accessories".
The seller is "arcrec" and is located in Petersfield. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.