An original cast iron Coalbrookdale Rococo style firegrate almost identical to SNo 11507. The unusual lobed back containing the firebrick, into which are the intricately scrolled sides and fronts with floral cast detail, flanking the drop in boldly bowed fire bars.The last image below is from a page in the Coalbrookdale Catalogue of Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
English, Circa 1850.
The Coalbrookdale company, situated near Ironbridge in Shropshire, where
the famous 18th century arched iron bridge opened in 1780 and the first in the
world, was made. The company who also made the highly decorative
Hyde Park Gates, was by the mid 19th century the largest foundry in the world
producing both utilitarian and decorative items for a global market.
Link to: Antique fire grates and log baskets.