A brass & cast iron fire basket made in the Regency style by the Victorian manufacturer Thomas Elsley of London. The shaped backplate, with a pair of seated griffin either side of a tall flaming urn, sits behind a two barred grate, with a scrolled brass apron, surmounted by a pair of knopped brass finials above reeded side panels on cabriole legs.English, circa 1900.
Notes: Thomas Elsley was a late Victorian manufacturer of predominantly cast-iron architectural and decorative pieces. His premises were at the Portland Metal Works in Great Titchfield Street, London. Arrtists, such as C. F. A. Voysey often designed for him.
Link to: Antique fire grates and log baskets.