A substantial antique late 19th century Victorian cast iron fireplace surround. An inverted breakfront stepped shelf sits above dentil moulding and a fluted frieze with a detailed central panel of acanthus leaf scrolls, winged lions and a central paterea. The same patear also on the square capitals above engaged square fluted corinthian jambs. The aperture is framed with egg and dart moulding and further flutes to the fillets. Dated 1888.
This surround has been finished with a dark wax finish, giving a slightly bronze glow to it. It will need little, to no ongoing maintenance and is an interesting alternative the traditional black grate polish.