At first glance, you might think this is just another cast iron doorstop. Although it certainly could be used as one, I believe it was originally designed to be used as a salesman’s sample. I’ve never seen another like it and could only find one online that was very similar, and it’s described as a rare salesman’s sample. Makes sense to me. It’s a complete fireplace, with a mantel that has a lion and its prey on the top with a shield between them. There are columns on both sides of the fireplace, with brass bars across the fire pit, as well as a brass fender. The fender is not attached to the piece, but simply rests in front of it. Amazing that it was not lost over the years! The fireplace has ornate cast iron leaves and fruit decoration on both sides. This intriguing piece is all original, down to the nuts and bolts that hold it together. It’s a large and heavy piece, measuring 11″ wide and 13″ tall. It’s in excellent condition for its age, which research tells me is circa 1880s. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Metalware\Cast Iron”. The seller is “blacan9″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.
- Object Type: Door Stop
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Material: Cast Iron