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Cast Iron Firebox Surround, Floral Art Nouveau Tiles, 36" x 43", Estate Salvage

SKU:
EFIRE13
$774.99
Shipping:
Included

Description

This beautiful cast iron and tile firebox surround was salvaged from The Kean Estate, a 17,000 square-foot mansion atop the highest point in Livingston, New Jersey, once home of the 10-term U.S. Congressman Robert W. Kean.
The surround features vivid Art Nouveau style tiles set inside a cast iron firebox. This surround, measuring 42-5/8" x 36-3/8", is comprised of 6 pieces; the surround, 2 tile panels, inner firebox frame, raised hearth frame, and interior upper firebox shield.
The cast iron surround is coated in black finish and has a simple design with round pilasters on each leg and a molded header. The two, vertical tile panels are comprised of five 6" square tiles mounted to a piece of slate. The tiles feature classic Art Nouveau floral designs, with classic, asymmetrical shapes and graceful, elegant lines and a vivid color palette .

Condition: Excellent. The tiles show vivid tones and expected grazed finish. The color has faded from some of the tiles due to exposure to heat over time. Some surface rust present where the finish has worn off. One set of tiles have begun to separate from their backer and will need to be resecured.

Measurement Detail:
The inner firebox frame has a 19 1/4"(W) x 33 3/4"(H) opening.
The raised hearth frame has a 30 5/8"(W) x 8 3/4"(H) opening that one housed a tile hearth, but other materials can be used.

History: This surround was salvaged from the Kean Estate, a 17,000 square-foot mansion sat atop the highest point in Livingston, New Jersey. This Georgian style stone mansion was the original home of 10-term U.S. Congressman Robert W. Kean, father of former Governor Thomas Kean. This sprawling residence features 14 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 15 fireplaces.
The Kean Estate, and items from it, is featured on Episode 6, Season 11, of the DIY Network Show, "Salvage Dawgs".

Pictured with item EMANT20, sold separately.

Weight: 157 lbs.
Item Measurements:
Overall- 42 5/8"(L) x 8(W) x 36 3/8"(H)
Firebox Opening- 19 1/4"(W) x 33 3/4"(H)
Surround- 4 7/8"(L) x 42 5/8"(W) x 36 1/2"(H)
Tile Panel (x2)- 1 1/8"(L) x 6"(W) x 30 3/8"(H)
Inner Firebox Frame- 1 1/2"(L) x 22 1/4"(W) x 35 3/8"(H)
Raised Hearth Frame:
Exterior-10"(L) x 33 3/8"(W) x 4"(H),
Interior- 8 3/4"(L) x 30 5/8"(W)
Firebox Shield- 6 1/4"(L) x 30"(W)

Extra Information

Type:
Vintage