Early 20th Century Fireplace Cover

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by D Wallace, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. D Wallace

    D Wallace New Member

    torch and thistle.JPG Hi everyone. I saw this forum and thought someone might be able to help. I am purchasing a house built around 1910. The fireplace is covered with a metal ornate cover. The design stamped into the cover is a torch with what appears to be thistles on each side of the torch. I have a photo and have uploaded for you to see. Can anyone shed some light on this design?
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I don't see thistles. It appears to be an interpretation of a classical motif. Torch with foliate wreath. You can find other examples with a Google Images search. Here's one from the Cooper Hewitt. 1905-1915.


  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

  5. D Wallace

    D Wallace New Member

    Thank you. That's what I needed know.
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  6. Darkwing Manor

    Darkwing Manor Well-Known Member

    Defintely a Neo-classical design. The two flanking palmate designs are Greek anthemion and the hanging garlands are bell flowers. And you've got some acanthus leaves thrown in there for good measure. So iconic! I have a similar burnished pressed metal cover in the Egyptian Revival style. It's hanging on the wall in my bathroom!
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