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.

Whether you have an antique Victorian, Rococo or Georgian fireplace (or any other style), they'll be an item to suit below.

  • Stock: 15835

    An antique fire basket in the neoclassical style in bright polished steel. The basket has elegant shoulders engraved with garlands of bellflowers which flank the three barred grate which stands over a pierced apron studded with neoclassical paterae. The elegant urnular andirons are surmounted by a pair of lidded urn finials.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 30 78"
    78.5 cms
    28 12"
    72.5 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Back width 17 14"
    44 cms

    Listed Price: £3,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16023

    A substantial Victorian cast iron fire basket with a pierced apron and urn topped andirons. Perfect for a fireplace of grand proportions.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 38 38"
    97.5 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms
    Back width 22 316"
    56.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14151

    An antique cast and wrought iron fire basket, very much in the manner of Robert Adam. The one piece cast iron front, decorated with lozenges containing wheat sheaths is centred by a curved bottomed four bar grate above a fluted apron. This is flanked by oval paterae topped off by urn finials, supported on tapering square legs enriched with bell flowers on ball feet.
    English, circa 1780.

    Note, the original arched cast iron fireback has cracked in the past, this is not uncommon on fire baskets of this date. It has an early strapped and riveted repair on the back and is stable and usable for burning wood. The original back could be recast and replaced if desired.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 34 14"
    87 cms
    34 58"
    88 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Back width 17 1116"
    45 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15843

    A rare and majestic fire basket, depicting a phoenix rising from the flames. The phoenix fire back is mounted above a large four barred grate, which rests on brass andirons. The andirons are surmounted by eagles, and the sinuous feet form winged dragons.
    English. c.1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
    22 316"
    56.5 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15784

    A small 19th century cast iron fire basket, with an arched pediment back decorated with a central floral rosette.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 16 18"
    41 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    Back width 13"
    33 cms
  • Stock: 15682

    An unusual and compact cast iron Renaissance Revival fire basket, the arched pediment back decorated with an armorial cartouche and faceted andirons.
    English, c.1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 28 1116"
    73 cms
    29 12"
    75 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Back width 26 38"
    67 cms
  • Stock: 15661

    A large cast iron and polished brass fire basket in the neo-classical style, the arched pediment back decorated with laurel sprays and scrolled acanthus corners. Below this, the four barred grate is flanked by neoclassical urnular andirons and is framed by a pierced and scrolled apron.
    English, Circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 33 1116"
    85.5 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    Back Width 18 1116"
    47.5 cms
  • Stock: 13344

    Antique cast iron fire basket, supported on brass baluster andirons on scrolled feet. The grate, has unusual bars reminiscent of the Aesthetic movement, and a tall decorative back.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    Overall 34 58"
    88 cms
    29 78"
    76 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Back Width 16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13110

    A simple and elegant steel fire basket in Adam style with urn finial details and a pierced apron.
    English, c.1900.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 30 14"
    77 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Back width 19 18"
    48.5 cms
  • Stock: 15669

    A charming Aesthetic Movement fire grate with a central sunflower radiating from the shaped back plate, which is echoed by the finely cast brass sunflower finials crowning the andirons. These frame the front bars, which are elegantly bowed, and just beneath them are delicate fan spandrels.
    English, c.1890.

    The sunflower was considered the emblem of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain, its proponents believing it to signify lasting happiness and adoration – key principles of aestheticism. The movement embodied the principle of Art for Art's sake, and focused on beauty and harmony in its purest visual form.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 38"
    62 cms
    27"
    68.5 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms
  • Stock: 15629

    A large 19th century fire basket with a simply arched Aesthetic movement back, centred by a sunflower motif. The grate is flanked by two baluster andirons resting on scroll feet.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 35"
    89 cms
    23 38"
    59.5 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    Back width 19 1116"
    50 cms
  • Stock: 15302

    An unusual 19th century cast iron fire basket of exceptional quality with applied armorials and a Latin motto which reads LUX TUA VIA MEA, or Thy Light is My Way. This motto is associated with the Blount family, and this fire basket was acquired from Mawley Hall in Shropshire, their family seat. Likely to have been made on the estate.
    English, c.1870.

    Provenance: Mawley Hall, Shropshire.

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    Width Height Depth
    35 1316"
    91 cms
    37"
    94 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15660

    A 19th century cast iron fire basket in the Baronial style, fronted by an imposing pair of monopodia wolfound andirons with rings in their mouths. The grate is further embellished with tie baton bars and a decorative backplate surmounted by three pronged finials.
    English, c.1870.

    A similar grate can be seen at Charles Dickens' Eastgate House, Rochester, Kent.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    30 78"
    78.5 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
  • Stock: 15709

    An unusual cast iron Arts and Crafts fire basket, with andirons reminiscent of Gothic tracery and a gently arched back.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    30 1116"
    78 cms
    20 1116"
    52.5 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15681

    A very large Arts and Crafts cast iron fire basket, with a brass apron and brass finials to the andirons.
    English, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 48 38"
    123 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms
    24"
    61 cms
    Back Width 28 14"
    72 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15620

    An Edwardian neoclassical fire basket with a bow front three bar grate above an elegantly pierced apron, engraved with a floral and foliate decoration featuring two dragons. The columnar andirons are surmounted steeple finials.
    English, early 20th century.

    Width Height Depth
    31 18"
    79 cms
    27 316"
    69 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
  • Stock: 13234

    A substantial cast iron Georgian style 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.

    Width Height Depth
    External 37"
    94 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Back width 22"
    56 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15539

    An interesting Arts and Crafts fire basket, the back panel depicting the Day of Judgement within a medieval scene complete with a hilltop castle. God appears from swirling clouds, holding a ladder on which an angel pulls up the souls of the redeemed. In the foreground a crowd gathers around a hole where a man is being plunged into the depths of hell. This figure is intended to be licked by the flames of the fire in the grate, adding to the dramatic effect. The stylised sunflower brass andirons turn slightly outwards and are mounted on tapered legs.

    English, c.1890.

    Width Height Depth
    External 22 38"
    57 cms
    39"
    99 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Back panel 17 1116"
    45 cms

    Listed Price: £2,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14738

    A rare and monumental cast iron Coalbrookdale antique fire grate identical to fire grate SNo 14374. The elaborately scrolled backplate featues a Bagot Goat jumping a fence. The substantial basket, with a strapwork apron centred by a lion mask, is supported by a pair of large and powerful panther head standards.

    Provenance: The registration mark 65 The Coalbrookdale Company registered September 6th 1841 number 814 can clearly be seen on the back.
    English, early to mid 19th century.

    Notes: The Bagot goat is believed to be Britain's oldest breed of goat and has lived semi-wild at Blithfield Hall in Staffordshire for over six hundred years.The Coalbrookdale Company, a foundry in Shropshire established in 1709, is probably most famous for building the world's first cast iron bridge erected and opened at Ironbridge in 1780, but it was also noted for its decorative ironwork an example of which is a set of gates opening into London's Hyde Park. The blast furnaces were closed down around 1820 but the foundries remained in use.

    Please note that the back plate was once broken the damage can be seen under the goat. It has been strapped on the back, so the grate is still functional.

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    width height depth
    34 58"
    88 cms
    29 14"
    74.5 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
  • Stock: 15247

    A Thomas Elsley, polished steel and cast iron Georgian style fie basket. The arched fireback centred by an urn draped with bellflowers above a four barred curved grate, with etched shoulders, is framed by beading and surmounted by a pair of lidded urn finials above a pierced and etched apron. The twin tapering standards are etched and beaded and surmounted by a larger pair of lidded urn finials.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    31 12"
    80 cms
    29 18"
    74 cms
    15"
    38 cms
  • Stock: 15219

    An iron and brass fire grate in the French Regence style with a turned two bar basket, above a brass vitruvian apron and surmounted by a pair of flambeau finials. The rectangular backplate depicts a procession of playful cherubs one of which appears to be riding a goat. The grate is supported to the front by a pair of ornate Louis XIV style andirons surmounted by further by flambeau finials.
    Probably French, circa 1900.

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    Width Height Depth
    32 1116"
    83 cms
    24 38"
    62 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    20 78"
    53 cms
  • Stock: 15462

    A very pretty late Georgian brass and iron fire basket with an elegant silhouette. The high backplate sits behind the three barred grate surmounted by a pair of brass urn finials above a delicately cut apron supported by a pair of column standards also surmounted by a pair of brass finials. English, early 19th century. .

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    Width Height Depth
    24 38"
    62 cms
    29 1316"
    75.8 cms
    13 58"
    34.5 cms
  • Stock: 15121

    A 19th century Rococo style bronze mounted cast iron griffin fire basket. The scroll edged backplate, with a central medallion and leafy fronds, rests behind the bow fronted grate which is supported by a pair of large, bronze monopodial griffin with splayed claw feet. Each griffin is impressed on the back with the registration number 'R N 116834'. English, circa 1870.

    Similar to brass mounted firegrate SNo 14976.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 25 316"
    64 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Back width 20 18"
    51 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 8901

    A 20th century George III style brass and iron fire grate. The rectangular back above a two barred grate, surmounted by a pair of brass steeple finials, beneath which is an ornate pierced apron flanked by integral turned standards.
    English, late 20th century.

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    Width Height depth
    External 28 1116"
    73 cms
    22 58"
    57.5 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms
    Back width 20 14"
    51.5 cms
  • Stock: 15387

    A Baroque Dutch style iron & bronze large, three barred firegrate. The grate is surmounted by a pair of small bronze globe finials. The whole is supported to the front by tall bulbous bronze baluster andirons in ornate feet centred by lion masks with rings in their mouths. The plain bronze apron can be drawn out to reveal a tray for ashes.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 39"
    99 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    Back panel 20 78"
    53 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15322

    A large cast iron and brass mounted Gothic Revival firegrate in the manner of A W N Pugin. The high, trefoil backplate, centred by a plain cartouche above an arch, has sides swooping down to the low two barred grate. A pair of upright seated, brass lions mounted on spiral podiums and holding simple, escutcheon shaped shields, form the integral andirons raised on large peg feet.
    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    36"
    91.5 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms
    24"
    61 cms
  • Stock: 15092

    A large cast iron and brass Neoclassical style firegrate with Baroque influences. The shaped backplate is centred by a floral medallion above a foliate panel. The two barred grate is supported by a pair of tall columnar standards, with lion mask roundels and surmounted by large brass lidded urn finials, above stylised paw feet. There is a registration mark RD 145568 for 1890 on the one of the standards.
    English, circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 34 14"
    87 cms
    25"
    63.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Back panel 19 14"
    49 cms
  • Stock: 15368

    A small Arts and Crafts three barred cast iron fire grate of organic form, with a curving backplate and standards reminiscent of a shepherd's crook. English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height
    20 78"
    53 cms
    20 78"
    53 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15243

    A rare cast iron, Rococo Revival, Coalbrookdale firegrate. The unusual serpentine, lobed back rests behind the bow fronted three bar basket. The apron, bearing a central zoomorphic mask, is flanked by scrolled acanthus enriched sides supported on splaying legs on block feet. The last image below is from an illustration in the Coalbrookdale Castings Catalogue, shown for use within their dramatic Shakespearean 'Tempest' figural chimneypiece. English, circa 1850.

    Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore smelting. The Coalbrookdale Company and Foundry was established there by Abraham Darby in 1701.

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    Width Height Depth
    30 18"
    76.5 cms
    19 14"
    49 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15389

    A very pretty Louis XVI cast iron fire basket with acanthus bars to the front, above which two brass pineapple finials are mounted. A pierced brass skirt stretches below, and the grate stands on slender tapered legs.

    English, late 20th century.
    Provenance: Upper Swell Farm, Gloucestershire.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 20 18"
    51 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
  • Stock: 8608

    A rather fine and very large Georgian style steel and brass fire basket in the manner of Robert Adam. The arched backplate, with a central sunburst, rests behind a three bar, bow fronted grate cradled on either side by finely engraved shoulders within a beaded edging and surmounted by a pair of small engraved urn finials. The serpentine apron, with etched, linked lozenges sweeps around to a pair of tapering engraved standards surmounted by a pair of large urn finials.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    37 58"
    95.5 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
  • Stock: 15332

    A large Gothic Revival, cast iron Victorian fire grate in the manner of A.W.N Pugin. With a pointed trefoil arch backplate centred by rosette spray, a two barred grate mounted with a pair of fleur de lys finials and fronted by a very fine decorative pair of tall andirons each topped with brass ball finials.The andirons and fire grate bear diamond registration marks for 1867. English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    42 18"
    107 cms
    32 12"
    82.5 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
  • Stock: 15203

    A large and wide Gothic Revival cast iron Victorian fire grate with barley twist front bars, globe finials and a pair of sturdy splayed footed standards spiral stems beneath fleur de lys finial.

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    Width Height Depth
    42 78"
    109 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms
    22"
    56 cms
  • Stock: 14650

    A serpentine fronted cast iron and brass antique fire grate in the late Georgian manner of Thomas Elsley of London. The a high shaped backplate is centred by an oval medallion surrounded with ribbons and swags of bellflowers. The bow fronted three bar grate, surmounted by a pair of fine urn finials above applied brass ropes of descending bellflowers flanked by sunburst designs, is supported by a pair of tall out-swept bulbous stemmed standards raised on splayed feet. English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 42 18"
    107 cms
    28 78"
    73.5 cms
    17 1116"
    45 cms
    Back width 20 78"
    53 cms
  • Stock: 15181

    A small cast iron and gilt brass fire grate in the Louis XVI manner. The shaped backplate is surmounted by a rose wreath, fronds and a quiver; the grate front is adorned with scrolling acanthus and floral detail flanked by a pair of foliate finials above decorative standards raised on shaped feet.
    French, circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 12"
    52 cms
    21 1116"
    55 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
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