Abbot Fireplace Cast Iron Combination
The Abbot fireplace with Art Nouveau Edwardian styling dates from around 1900.
In highlight or polished finish, the Abbot fire has plain legs with a raised rib framing the fireback. The flowers adorning the frieze match the pattern on the hood. Art Nouveau cast iron fires with floral decor are typical of the late Victorian and Edwardian period.
The Abbot fireplace has small dimensions and are ideally suited for use in a bedroom.
The Abbot fire is supplied by Carron fires.
The fire can be used for traditional solid fuels and will therefore require an ashpan. The Abbot fireplace can be fitted purely for decoration, but will still require a fireplace opening large enough to accommodate the fireback.
Polished fireplaces will require occasional maintenance to retain the appearance. This involves a rub of light oil over the surface. Due to the intense heat produced by a real fire, discolouration or tarnishing of polished cast iron may occur. To avoid this, it is recommended that customers choose black or highlighted finish fireplaces.
- Ashpan HEF039 required for solid fuel use
- Gas insert not available
What is a ‘Combination’ fireplace?
‘Combination fireplaces’ are complete fireplaces where the surround (mantel) and insert have been cast as one piece. Fireback, grate and shelf parts are made separately before being bolted together. The casting process limits the overall size of a combination fire hence they tend to be smaller. They are often more suitable for bedrooms. The main body and surround (mantel) on larger fireplaces are cast as individual sections.