Parisian fireplace insert, ca. 1870
A stately wood burning fire insert in gunmetal steel with a double brass trim. Impressive cast iron doors with detailed decorations of trellis, flower garlands and music instruments in a “Petit Trianon Revival” style, so highly fashionable during the Second Empire. This was an elegant technical solution to adapt a wood burner to an open fireplace. The barrel stove pivots out and can be removed. To use this piece to a mere decorative purpose, the stove could be lifted out and the space behind the doors be used for flames of different origin which would be visible through the lattice. Around 1870.
Dimensions: H: 88.5 cm, W: 91 cm, D:33 cm