Friday, April 19, 2013

Fabulous Find: An Aesthetic Movement cast iron mantle

Cast iron Mantles are still relatively commonplace, HOWEVER, a cast iron mantle with embossed Aesthetic movement panels is a rare bird indeed.

We acquired this one from the owner of a rather large 3 story Brick Italianate that had been converted into two condominiums several years ago. Apparently the owner did some "remodeling' and didn't need this mantle. We were happy to get it.

While the summer cover isn't the original, the artistic designs on this piece are quite stunning. The mantle also came with its Slate mantle top. We are currently evaluating how the designs may have been painted and this piece will enjoy an extensive restoration.

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