Magnificent Antique Cast Iron Figural Summer Cover & Surround, Woman with Fruit, c. 1890’s - For Sale
Magnificent Antique Cast Iron Figural Summer Cover & Surround, Woman with Fruit, c. 1890’s
This is a splendid antique Art Nouveau figural three-piece fireplace cover and surround, circa 1890’s. The summer cover depicts a woman (probably the Greek goddess Demeter, also known as Ceres) carrying a tray of fruit. Next to her is a table with a pitcher, and the background is formed of graceful draperies. The summer cover is bordered with flowing Art Nouveau vines, and the surround features a matching design with vines and rippled ribbons. This set is in very good antique condition with some rust. The overall height, including the surround, is 30 3/8”, and the overall width is 30 ¼”. The insert (without the surround) is 19 7/8” wide and 26 3/8” tall.