A very pretty, highly decorative, original Georgian / early Victorian cast iron hob grate fire insert. The fire has an arched opening and built in grate for burning.The fire has beautiful decorative features, with twisting detail around the fire opening, running down the legs, on the concrete fire back and below the front bars. The twists have acanthus leaves within them and there are decorative leaves at the top of the arch and under the front bars. The fire has the traditional warming plates on either side of the grill. The iron has been blacked and polished. The fire has a kite registration mark on the back of the top plate but it is now unreadable, however we can date the fire to pre 1884 when the dating system changed.
The hob grate is of an ideal size for a living or dining room or could be used for decorative purposes in a bedroom. The fire is in good antique condition, with some signs of use, wear and slight damage, as expected. The fire has some casting marks, scratches and wear. There is a crack to the metal fire back just above the grate.
The back of the fire has surface rust, as expected. 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 good 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.
1 There is a small amount of risk with transporting any item. 2 This risk can be minimised by either collecting in person or using a trusted person or company to move the item for you.
3 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. 5 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 "AN ANTIQUE GEORGIAN / EARLY VICTORIAN CAST IRON HOB GRATE FIRE INSERT ref FI0051" is in sale since Sunday, April 11, 2021. 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't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.