18th century Dutch wrought iron fireplace basket.
Great looking and very decorative piece.
Great original and usable condition, works great in a real log fire.
Height: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
Width: 24.41 in. (62 cm)
Depth: 13.39 in. (34 cm)
Place of Origin: Netherlands
Period: Early 18th Century
Wear consistent with age and use.
Firegrates, fire baskets or fireplace grates have, besides the decorative function, a lot of benefits.
It raises the fire of the floor which improves the air circulation and reducing the distance to the top of the hearth. This all is beneficial to the draft and it also protect the floor from the heat.
A firegate is safer in use because it can easily be loaded from the top without the worry of a log falling or rolling of the fire.
When you fireplace is not in use a firegrate decoratively fills the otherwise empty and void space. We always have a selections of antique firegrates in stock. Let us know if you have any questions or looking for something special.
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