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Mantel FIRE SCREEN frame Arched BRASS -ornate ANTIQUE 1800's

$445.00 or Best Offer 11d, 14-Day Returns

Seller: deepsouthc (818) 100%, Location: Montgomery, Alabama, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 252011230175 Handsome ANTIQUE Brass Mantle FIRE SCREEN frame. RARE FIND for A Fireplace Surround Frame This ornate antique fireplace frame from the late 1800's. Frame has a very attractive quality look and is very solid, sturdy and in exellent condition. Original late 19th century ornamental interior residential fireplace surround with metallic and black enameled finish - This is an arts & crafts mission style fireplace surround or frame. It is all brass and quite heavy. It was mounted to the wall around the fireplace.This mantle FIRE SCREEN FRAME came out of a very old 1800s Southern Home in Montgomery Alabama. It is In good condition. MEASUREMENTS - S-2, brass arched frame, (fire place), ornate, 2 3/4" wide x 35" across outside (bottom, foot to foot), x 37" high at apex of curve x 301/2" across inside (bottom, foot to foot) 19th Century-Victorian architectural iron works piece/ This fireplace surround has a handsome arch . Condition- Good condition for its age-Nice old patina- some rusting and paint loss- Local pickup MONTGOMERY ALABAMA DECORATIVE , FANCY AND NOSTALGIC ! This FIRE SCREEN FRAME is one part of this Southern Antique collector's possessions , who as the old homes were destroyed back in the 1930's- 1950'd, this collector carefully salvaged the old mantles and stored in for more than half of a century. The Newspaper article said."Maybe the collector didn’t even remember where it was stored or why he had saved it all those years. Maybe just because he liked it , with no use in mind. But the fact remains that, in depths of the Great Depression when the decorative features of razed residences might be had, at least, for carting them away at most, for a song. This collector did a lot of singing! His acquisitions, in any event are incorporated today in some of the old south’s pretentious homes. He owned many old homes here and as they were torn down --he managed to salvage much of the fencing , marble mantles, brass door knobs..etc.. Mantel frames of this type were popular in the late 1800's and beginning of 20 th century to grace the mansions built more than a Century ago. This one is a handsome fire screen frame and would look great with a vintage mantle! Visit my Ebay Shop for more antiques! Material: Bronze

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