1860s Early Victorian Cast Iron Fireplace Grate (Grill). Beautiful ornate design with fans, swirls and a Greek key design along the bottom of the grate. This piece is LARGE measuring 40 1/2" L X 22 1/4" H with a 3/8" width. ***We CAN NOT SHIP this item safely. It is for LOCAL PICKUP only. (see pickup instructions below)***
This piece came from the Portner estate just outside of Rome, NY in the Town of Lee. The Portner Estate was built in the 1860s. It was owned by the same family for over 150 years. The first owner of record was Godfred Portner and then his son Ernest Portner (who also owned a lumber mill). Later the estate became known as Lee Manor. This was the grate for the main fireplace.
This piece is in great condition for it's age with no chips or cracks to the cast iron. It has most of the old light green paint on it. Although we doubt this was the original paint you can see that the paint is old. There is oxidation throughout. We did not over-clean as we did not want to remove the paint, so we simply wiped it down. Cast iron can be as fragile as glass and due to the size of this we can not offer shipping. We are fearful it break on it's own weight.
*******This item is for LOCAL PICKUP only. We CAN NOT SHIP it safely. The buyer is responsible for pickup or freight arrangements. The item will not be packaged. Once the is item is paid for we will gladly hold it for 30 days until you pick it up or make arrangements to have it picked up. Our postal code is 13440 (we will send complete address info upon purchase). Many of customers have contracted with a company called USHIP with much success for moving large items. *****
This would be a wonderful piece in front of your fireplace but we can also see many decorative opportunities with such a large piece. It would be gorgeous on any wall, used as an outdoor garden display or trellis ... the possibilities are endless.