Antique Fire Grates & Fire Baskets

A selection of original antique fire grates and fire baskets including English Georgian, Regency, Victorian, French Rococo and Arts and Crafts.

  • Stock: 14266

    A large Victorian cast iron and bronze antique fire basket. The wide low
    grate with vertical lozenge bars, above a bronze swag draped apron, rests
    on a pair of classical style urn andirons hung with swags and topped by flame
    finials with smaller flame finials mounted on the grate.
    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 32 1116"
    83 cms
    16 14"
    41.5 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
    Back width 21 12"
    54.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7739

    An impressive large serpentine fronted 18th century polished iron antique fire basket in the manner of Robert Adam, with etched spandrels, paterae & endblocks, a beaded border and four urn finials. Identical to one in Soho House, Birmingham, the house designed by James Wyatt, but this firegrate was probably made by Matthew Boulton (1728 -1809) partner to James Wyatt and a leading light in the English Industrial Revolution. English, circa 1790.

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    width height depth
    38"
    96.5 cms
    29 1316"
    75.6 cms
    17 1316"
    45.1 cms

    Listed Price: £24,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13829

    A very fine antique pierced and engraved, polished steel Georgian Summer Grate showing the influence of Robert Adam (1728-1792). The squared backplate sits behind the three barred fire basket which is mounted by two pairs of urn finials and has a delicately engraved detail on the edging flanked by beaded shoulders etched with lozenge cut paterae. The chamfered legs have further lozenge cut paterae.
    English circa 1780.

    Notes: This type of grate was called a dog grate but became more commonly known as a "Summer Grate" because the more decorative etched front had the option to be lifted off, as a protection against any possible heat damage, when the fire was lit in winter months. This would reveal the more simply designed second grate front as shown in the last image.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 34 58"
    88 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Back width 20 18"
    51 cms
  • Stock: 10405

    A handsome English Regency cast iron firegrate in the manner of Robert Adam, with a beaded arched sunburst backplate, reversed in the radiating grate bars, bead edging to the spandrels, each centred by a lozenge paterae, the apron with a bead edged, cut paterae motif flanked by finely etched urn finials on the standards. Similar to the one in the Tapestry Room at Nostell Priory please see the images below.
    English, circa 1820.

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    width height depth
    34 1316"
    88.3 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms

    Listed Price: £9,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13399

    A large iron and steel fire basket in the Georgian manner, with a high arched back and four steel finials mounted on top of the turned front grate bars above a serpentine finely cut and pierced apron, depicting floral and dragon detail, the grate supported on a pair of tall baluster turned standards.

    Please note that there is a crack to the backplate which has been reinforced with braces to the back and there is another crack to the metal firebrick at the back of the grate.
    English, circa 1870.

    Notes: An identical fire grate was advertised by Mark Feetham & Co. in The Connoisseur magazine of May 1909, please see last image below.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 40 78"
    104 cms
    32 18"
    81.5 cms
    20 12"
    52 cms
    Back width 29 12"
    75 cms

    Listed Price: £18,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13770

    A fine George III style three barred polished steel firegrate surmounted by
    a pair of spire finials above a deep, engraved & pierced serpentine apron with
    a further taller pair of spire finials on the faceted columned standards.
    English late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    28 14"
    72 cms
    22 58"
    57.5 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
    19 18"
    48.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13740

    A large cast and wrought iron Arts and Crafts fire basket supported by a pair of very tall spear shaped standards flanking the substantial rose adorned three barred grate.
    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 38 1316"
    98.5 cms
    30 1316"
    78.2 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Internal 24"
    61 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13268

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    A magnificent and rare late 18th Century "Summer Grate".

    This very important George III grate is fashioned in bright cut polished steel. It is a most generously large grate with very finely etched and engraved foliate and acanthus designs and applied beading, a skirt of lozenge cut paterae, vase shaped finials and chamfered etched legs very much in the Neo-classical style and clearly showing the influence of Robert Adam (1728-1792).

    There is an identical grate in the V&A Museum, London which is believed to have been made in the late 18th century by an iron founder named Henry Jackson of Saffron Hill, Smithfield, a copy of his trade card is below.

    This type of grate was called a dog grate but became more commonly known as a "Summer Grate" because the expensively etched front could be lifted off during the winter months, to protect it from damage when the fire was lit, thereby revealing behind the more simply etched second grate front. It would almost certainly have been specially commissioned to complement a grand chimneypiece.

    There are two other known identical grates both in Spencer House, an 18th century mansion built in 1756-66 in St. James's, London.
    English, Circa 1790.

    SCALE: V. Large

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    width height depth
    43"
    109.2 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms
    18"
    45.7 cms
  • Stock: 8414

    An massive English Regency cast iron log grate.The imposing andirons with scrolled cabriole bases centred by anthymion motifs, beneath turned gadrooned finials either side of serpentine cast-iron firebars.
    English, circa 1800.

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    width height depth
    51 14"
    130.2 cms
    26 1116"
    67.9 cms
    16 12"
    41.9 cms

    Listed Price: £10,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9897

    An antique Neoclassical style polished steel and brass three barred fire basket
    with four brass urn finials and a pair of bead framed shoulders centred by a pair
    of paterae above a pierced cast brass serpentine apron.
    English, with the diamond registration mark for 1883.

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    Width Height Depth
    33 14"
    84.5 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    19 18"
    48.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • A 20th century polished steel and brass mounted firegrate Reserved

    Stock: 12945

    An attractive 20th century polished steel & iron fire grate in the Rococo manner with scrolled bar posts, arched fireback, unusual straight pierced apron and four baluster finials on scrolled legs.
    English, 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 19 14"
    49 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    Back width 17 18"
    43.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12851

    A substantial cast iron and brass firegrate the high split pediment back centred
    by a boss and foliate decoration in relief, the basket supported on large elaborate baluster shaped andirons topped with brass finials above ball and claw feet.
    English circa 1880.

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    width height depth
    External 37 1316"
    96 cms
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Back width 18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13520

    A very striking and large brass fire basket in the Renaissance manner
    with an ornate repousse decorated hood. The grate supported by a pair
    of monopodic panthers holding rings in their mouths. Registered design
    number 256679 for 1895.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 24 38"
    62 cms
    33 78"
    86 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    Back width 18 12"
    47 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12948

    A very large and heavy cast iron Baroque style firebasket, the square backplate topped with scrolled athemion motifs, acanthus decoration on the shoulders of the wide & deep grate. The pair of large baluster style andirons stand proud of the basket flanking an unusual cast brass skirt.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 42 18"
    107 cms
    36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    Back width 27 316"
    69 cms

    Listed Price: £15,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11792

    A very tall cast-iron solid fuel burning stove crowned with stylised leaves and spear mounts above strapwork bands and acroterion style motifs on the chimney. The makers mark Bærums Verk, No.158 can be clearly seen on the front plate. In good working condition.
    Norwegian late 19th century.

    Notes: During the early 17th century iron ore was found in the areas now known as Kirkerud and Eineåsen in Bærum in Norway. The then King of Denmark and Norway, Christian IV, wanted his kingdom to be selfsufficient in iron production and in 1610 he granted a Paul Smelter the right to build, at his own expense, a foundry in the area. During it’s heyday, the ironworks known as Baerums Verk, produced everything from cannon balls, cannons, armoured plates, nails, iron parts, and bullets. Later such items as stoves, ovens, grave ornamentations, kitchen utensils, hardware and machine parts gradually became the mainstays of production.

    width height depth
    17 14"
    44 cms
    63 1316"
    162 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13450

    A massive, ornately detailed cast iron fire grate in the Gothic Revival manner. The arched backplate centred with a quatrefoil, the two barred grate is fronted by a pair of tall standards with quartered roundels set beneath stylised fleur de lys spire finials with smaller versions echoed on the grate.
    English mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 40 316"
    102 cms
    34 58"
    88 cms
    21 14"
    54 cms
    Back width 25 316"
    64 cms

    Listed Price: £15,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12384

    A substantial antique cast iron fire basket with a highly ornate scrolling
    backplate depicting an Hellenistic battle scene possibly one of Alexander
    The Great's campaign battles. The two barred basket with log spikes is
    supported on acanthus adorned scrolling feet.
    English, early 19th century with restorations.

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    width height depth
    35 38"
    90 cms
    35 316"
    89.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms

    Listed Price: £5,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13436

    An unusually large Scottish wrought iron fire grate in the Arts and Crafts Neo Gothic style. The pediment shaped back is mounted with a prominent thistle finial, the low, wide basket is fronted with three more thistle finials and is supported by a pair of tall andirons with scrolled feet.
    Scottish, circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    44 14"
    112.5 cms
    34 58"
    88 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms

    Listed Price: £6,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11276

    A fine Edwardian cast iron antique fire grate. The high front has an embossed repousse brass panel with a floral motif set above the grate, surrounded by
    stylised bead and reel edging . The grate has an original firebrick interior and is mounted with a pair of brass urn finials set above vertical serpentine fire bars
    and is flanked by a pair taller baluster standards with squat scrolled feet.
    English early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    Max external 34 58"
    88 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Internal

    Listed Price: £4,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13274

    A curious cast iron antique Victorian fire grate with an ornate Rococo style fireback decorated with a florally embellished rocaille crest set above a Bacchanalian scene. The basket, with large chained bar circles, is supported by a pair of barley twist, acanthus decorated standards set on peg feet.
    English, circa 1870 or earlier.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 21 14"
    54 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Back width 20 78"
    53 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13234

    A substantial cast iron late Georgian fire basket with a sun burst backplate set above a panel of three festooned rosette paterae. The two barred grate with four large traditional urn finials above the simple cut apron and with etched andiron supports on small bun feet.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 36 316"
    92 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Back width 22"
    56 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12231

    A 20th century cast iron firegrate with a plain arched backplate bolted to shouldered sideplates, with two tapering and flat firebars surmounted by brass urn finials over a florally pierced and engraved apron flanked by scroll supports surmounted by similar larger urn finials.
    English 20th century.

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    width height depth
    22 1316"
    58 cms
    23 38"
    59.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12385

    A large Baroque style cast iron Victorian fire basket with a shaped fireback and mounted with a pair of brass urn finials supported on tall florally incised brass baluster standards.
    English, mid to late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 38 316"
    97 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms
    Back width 16 18"
    41 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13081

    A compact 20th century Rococo style iron, brass and polished steel three barred fire grate with a high shaped decorative back plate. The grate ,mounted with a pair of brass finials, has applied brass acanthus decoration to the steel front descending down to the small scrolled feet.
    English, 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 22 316"
    56.5 cms
    29 18"
    74 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms
    Back width 18 12"
    47 cms

    Listed Price: £1,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13054

    A large and unusually tall Regency pierced brass serpentine firegrate, with elaborate urn finials, and a cast iron fireback decorated with mythical sea creatures and a delicate maiden shepherdess under a tree. An almost identical firegrate was in the Etruscan Room of Home House, Portman Square, London - please see the image below.
    English early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 30 14"
    77 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    Back width 18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13005

    A substantial Arts & Crafts cast iron firegrate, with integral shield-cast andirons.
    English 1930s.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 36 316"
    92 cms
    20 14"
    51.5 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Internal 21 12"
    54.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12768

    A large bronze hooded Victorian fire grate with substantial integral baluster firedogs in the Baroque manner, with a cut curved apron mounted with a pair of small flambeau finials and raised on scrolled feet embellished with female masks.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    41 14"
    105 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms
    23"
    58.5 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12772

    A large oval wrought iron antique log grate in the English Baroque manner with slatted serpentine upright bars and resting on a pair of wrought iron fire dogs with cylindrical bottle holders, for warming / mulling the wine in winter.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 12"
    75 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    15"
    38 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12474

    A small cast and wrought Iron fire basket with scrolled feet and urn finials.Two firebars, with two small scrolls under the bars.
    Late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 16 78"
    43 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12546

    A small rare and exquisite Queen Anne style Fire Grate. The iron main body with burnished turned firebars, flanked by spirally cast brass columns, under conical gadrooned finials, supported on slender cabriole legs with pad feet.
    English, late19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 24 1316"
    63 cms
    21 18"
    53.5 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    Back width 18 18"
    46 cms
  • Stock: 12271

    A large and striking 20th century Neo Classical styled brass and iron fire grate in the late Georgian manner of Robert Adam. Tall with an arched cast iron back, and with profuse etching and small cast detail on the apron, spandrels, supports and the four urn finials. English, 20th century.

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    width height depth
    Overall 41 78"
    106.5 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    17 1116"
    45 cms
    Back plate width 22 316"
    56.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12251

    A very grand antique Victorian log grate in the Jacobean Revival manner. Large, robust and stylish with enormous andirons,a bowed log basket and typical stylised Jacobean adornment.
    English mid 19th century.
    Provenance : Southampton University, Hampshire.

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    width height depth
    47 316"
    120 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    21 1116"
    55 cms

    Listed Price: £8,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 3206

    A large Irish cast iron Fire Grate in the late Georgian manner, with brass clad front and pierced brass apron below the four shaped fire bars. This fire grate has its original brass front but the carcass was very damaged and has been rebuilt.
    Irish early 19th century front with later restoration.

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    width height depth
    external 23 58"
    60 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8045

    A large cast iron and bronze " Nautilus " log grate made in the nineteenth century by The Nautilus Fire Company of Yeovil, Somerset. The side floral decoration in the Renaissance manner, on four iron wheels, the front bar posts with large bronze spiral finials, a scrolled bronze canopy which revolves forward and back to reduce the airflow, and bronze trim either side.
    English mid to late 19th century.

    NOTES : When Queen Victoria had Nautilus fire grates installed at Balmoral Castle and Osborne House demand for them grew substantially. The design by the Petter family firm was based on the internal shape of the Nautilus shell by means of which the fumes and smoke circulated in a chamber before being drawn out through the flue.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 12"
    75 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9073

    A large brass, steel and antique cast iron fire grate in the Georgian manner of Robert Adam. The pierced and engraved serpentine apron, flanked by a pair of tall obelisk styled supports raised on cluster four column supports. There is a crown stamp with the letters SC on the upper left polished return, possibly indicating a governmental, ministerial or institutional provenance.
    English, mid to late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 31 12"
    80 cms
    29 78"
    76 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
    Back plate 21 78"
    55.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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