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.
Link to: Antique fire grates and log baskets.