By the end of the Georgian period the casting techniques in the production of cast iron had improved tremendously. By the time Victoria became queen in 1837 it was being
used in quantity for the supply of fireplaces to heat homes. Early and mid Victorian fireplaces are often very ornate with floral patterns however during the mid to late Victorian period the styles became cleaner and simpler with some incorporating tiles.
The Classical Arched Insert fireplace is available in three finishes: traditional matt black, highlight polished and fully polished. The baffle plate to the rear of the fire features an attractive coat of arms motif. When burning solid fuels, this baffle can be closed when the fire is not in use. However if a gas fire is fitted, regulations require the baffle must be permanently secured in the open position.
The Alexandra’s ashpan cover has been designed to reflect the embellishment incorporated into the fireplace. This cover will hide the ashpan (if used).
If you do not wish to burn logs or coal, you can choose to have a gas fire complete with remote control.
It is available in both the standard black finish or a high-light polish and can be used for solid fuel or gas.