Vintage c1970s Metal Fireplace (A) @ £28.00 RESERVED
Here is a black painted metal fireplace made in the 1970s, maker unknown. It is lovely and has been very solidly made indeed by a craftsman. It has some attractive decorative embellishment along the top and down the sides. The fire fret is separate with a delightful decorative top edge, and stands beautifully in front of the fixed unpainted metal grate. The fireplace measures 3 ¼” wide x 3 ¾” high x just over 1” deep. It is in a good used condition, a little wear plus there is some residue of old wallpaper on the back from where this was once glued into place. It is of course meant to sit inside a fire surround, and if you cannot fine a commercially made one to fit, then one could easily be made from simple batons of wood. SPECIAL NOTE: This and two other fireplaces which have also just gone up for sale, were originally made in the 1970s as replacements for a late Victorian dolls house called Tregony House that came to owner Peggy Allen broken up because it was too large to store as a whole (can you believe it)! It appeared in Volume 2 No.9 Winter 1973/74 issue of the International Dolls House News magazine for an article written by Peggy Allen. Quote: “The fireplaces were repaired and measured for grates: these were individually and most beautifully made to fit each fireplace by a craftsman”. Over the years Tregony dolls house had several subsequent owners and at some point, these were removed from that house. It is a lovely item.
Ref: 1970s Metal Fireplace A
Suitable for 1/12th scale dolls house or old dolls house where scale does not matter.