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Antique Victorian cast iron fireplace, fully restored original BICLAM
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Chatham, United Kingdom


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Antique Victorian BICLAM foundry

Fireplace Type:

All-In-One Fireplaces

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Sub-Type/ Material:

Cast iron

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For sale is this gorgeous Victorian cast iron fireplace which has been sympathetically restored to its former glory. The fireplace is genuine antique, in an excellent condition for its advanced age, with no damage or repairs. It comes complete with most original parts (which is very rare to come across on eBay), including damper plate, fire basket, front guard and fire brick. This fireplace can be used as a decorative piece or a fully functional fireplace andsuitable for a bedroom or a small living room. The only part missing is the cast iron mantel. Please note that mantel, seen in the main picture, originates from a different firepalce and not currently attached to the body of this fireplace. It's being sold as a separate item. For anyone who wants to buy the 2 together, please see my other listing for cast iron mantel. Alternatively, wooden mantel of a suitable size can be made to complete this fireplace. 

The fireplace has been manually stripped of many layers of old paint and rust, not sandblasted, which often ruins beautiful finish of cast iron. Subsequently, it was polished (not painted) with black grate, traditional treatment for cast iron fireplaces, which highlighted intricate details and enhanced wonderful shine and gun metal colour of cast iron.

This is NOT A REPRODUCTION - it is is an original BICLAM (acronym for Bennetts Iron Foundry Co. Ltd. operating in Hyde Road,Ardwick, Manchester). Reclamation yards charge anything between £300 and £500 for these fireplaces in the fully restored condition, so grab yourself a bargain. Make no mistake - this is simply stunning and will add character, charm and perhaps more importantly value and desire to any home. Look at the gorgeous detail in the molding, fireplaces just aren't made like this anymore!

Dimensions: width of the body 60cm, height 92cm. Width of the grate 40cm, height 75cm, projection into the wall (depth) is around 20cm.

Please note that this item is very heavy, so collection only from Chatham in Kent.

LOW STARTING BID and NO RESERVE!!! Cash on collection preffered.


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