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: 16381

    A fine Adam style brass & steel serpentine fronted fire basket. The three barred grate is munted with engraved brass shoulders and elegant urnular finials.The basket is raised on tall and slender tapered legs, which are centred by a pierced paterae apron.

    English, Circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 1116"
    75.5 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    16 14"
    41.3 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16444

    A large Victorian fire basket of unusual form. The pedimented back is cast with a floral design and the generous grate is mounted on scrolled feet, and the protruding andirons are reminiscent of the designs of Christopher Dresser.

    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    33 18"
    84 cms
    24 38"
    62 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15515

    An ornate 19th century cast iron and brass fire basket standing on elegant brass monopedia, surmounted by ringed panther masks. The cast iron back is beautifully cast with foliate decoration within the rounded pediment.

    English, registration mark for 1888.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 28 78"
    73.5 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Back width 20 18"
    51 cms
  • Stock: 16056

    A good quality Georgian style fire basket of minimalist form, the bright steel three barred grate adorned with urnular finials over reeded legs, and a pierced apron.

    English, c.1900.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 36"
    91.5 cms
    25 1316"
    65.5 cms
    14"
    35.5 cms
    Back width 18 58"
    47.3 cms
  • Stock: 16447

    A small and charming Aesthetic Movement cast iron fire basket, with a central floral rosette to the back, and beautiful scrolling legs with brass finials.

    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    22 1316"
    58 cms
    23"
    58.3 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms
  • Stock: 16248

    A fine neoclassical fire basket in steel in the George II manner, with elongated finials and a pierced apron.

    English, late 19th century.

    Provenance: Westvale, Nailwell, Bath. The former home of Baron and Lady Craigmyle.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 31 78"
    81 cms
    17 78"
    45.5 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    Back width 21 14"
    54 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16423

    An unusual Arts and Crafts fire basket. The pagoda shaped back is cast with floral swags and vines and centred by a sunburst, and mounted with curved wrought iron bars over a copper apron which is supported by twisted baluster andirons with copper ball and claw feet. With original copper ash pan.

    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    36 58"
    93 cms
    40 38"
    102.5 cms
    22 58"
    57.5 cms
    Back Width 16 78"
    43 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16000

    An imposing nineteenth-century fire basket with a three barred grate and a brass apron flanked by large turned brass andirons, topped with spherical brass finials.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    32 12"
    82.5 cms
    28"
    71 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15518

    An antique George III style fire basket, with an elegant pierced foliate apron, and slender finials and andirons reminiscent of Thomas Elsley, finely cast in nickel (or German) silver.

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    Width
    33 12"
    85 cms

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

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  • Stock: 16415

    A fine neoclassic fire grate with a cast iron fireback depicting a parrot, with a steel barred grate mounted with a beautifully pierced apron engraved with cornucopia and supported on brass andirons.

    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 14"
    61.8 cms
    33 18"
    84.2 cms
    13 1116"
    34.8 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16299

    A small and smart Georgian fire basket of serpentine form in cast iron and brass. The ornate fire back depicts Jonah and the whale as the creature is about to swallow the prophet. This is supported by brass shoulders engraved with urns, beneath which is a beautifully pierced apron with a Greek key decoration interspersed with scrolling foliate motifs.
    English, c.1780.

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    Width Height Depth
    27 58"
    70 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms

    Listed Price: £6,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16298

    A large Victorian cast iron fire basket with an arched back, and supported on large polished bronze andirons in the Dutch manner, with additional bronze spandrels and apron.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    40 316"
    102 cms
    26"
    66 cms
    21 14"
    54 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16223

    A large and imposing Jacobean Revival fire basket in cast iron, with a cartouche back and c scroll decoration which framed the latticed front bars. This is supported on large baluster andirons over splayed feet. English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    43 18"
    109.5 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16403

    An unusual Arts and Crafts cast iron fire basket of small proportions, with a stylised sunburst back, and a bow front mounted with dog finials, over paw feet.

    English, circa 1870.

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    width height depth
    21 18"
    53.5 cms
    19 78"
    50.5 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16211

    A very large and rare and heavy cast iron William IV fire grate, with a dramatic Rococo backplate and imposing andirons cast with ornate foliate decoration. A truly imposing piece and a very unusual design.

    English, c.1830.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 40 316"
    102 cms
    39"
    99 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Back Width 36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16310

    A large Victorian cast iron fire basket with brass detailing. The back of broken pediment form, is cast with laurel sprigs and a central rosette. The four barred grate is surmounted by brass baluster finials and supported by large lion paw andirons.

    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 37 1316"
    96 cms
    30 12"
    77.5 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Back Width 18 12"
    47 cms
  • Stock: 15619

    A charming William IV cast iron fire basket in a shape reminiscent of a Savonarola chair, adorned with ringed lion masks.
    English, c.1830.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 24 1316"
    63 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    Back width 18 18"
    46 cms
  • 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.
    English, c.1870.

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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
  • 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: 15659

    A Georgian style fire grate, embellished with a pierced brass apron decorated with a Vitruvian scroll pattern.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    31 12"
    80 cms
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
  • Stock: 15658

    A Neoclassical Georgian style fire basket with a pierced bronze apron and elegantly tapered andirons.
    English, Circa 1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 29 78"
    76 cms
    19 1116"
    50 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Back width 18 78"
    48 cms
  • 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
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