Here we have an Antique Late 1800s LARGE quarter sawn oak mantle and Cast Iron Fireplace Frame / Surround only.. The fireplace opening is 30high by 22 and 1/2 in wide. The outside dimensions are 40 in high by 43 and 1/4 inch wide and bolts together with four bolts that are included. It is pressed into the wooden mantel from the back and secured with wood screws which we have. The third photograph shows the second photographed area cleaned up. This cleaned up area shows a copper-plated surface which is under the entire dirt covered metal piece. Some might like this black with copper revealed as a final finish or you might prefer to just paint it over it. You should scrub the entire cast piece with very hot water and soap before painting it. The second group of photos shows the original oak mantle that came with this cast iron frame. It stands 86 in high and 57 in wide there are two lengths of wood that are 2 and 1/2 inch beyond that on each upright side. The first shelf is 50 inches high the second shelf 78 in high within that area is a mirror 17in by 35 and 1/2 in which is in remarkably good condition no damage or black spot chips for the age of this item which is probably the late 1800s or early 1900s. The original varnish has turned very dark in some areas. There are a number of scuffs, brakes and dents in the surface especially along the front edges of the shelfs. This unit would be a perfect candidate for a paint job. I could see it painted white on the wood surface and black on the cast iron surface. If you were going to paint it wood filler would easily solve any of the damage problems if you were going to try to restore the original finish you would probably have to replace some of the wood on the trim edges a somewhat more complicated tasks requiring restorative carpentry skills. This item is very heavy, very solid and intact. The cast iron itself is 70 lb. You would need at least two very strong people to move this about. Three would be best. It is in an antique shop about 40 ft inside the building on the ground floor one small step involved. The item “LARGE 1890’S Victorian Oak Mantel and Cast Iron Fireplace Surround 86H x 57W” is in sale since Monday, May 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Fireplaces, Mantels & Fireplace Accessories”. The seller is “bobwes80-6″ and is located in Sharon Springs, New York. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Decade: 1800s
- Material: oak wood mantel with cast iron surround
- Type: Mantel/Surround
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original