late 19th or early 20th century antique american ornamental stamped or pressed steel interior residential fireplace gas grate with overlapping fluted torches

Regular Price: $350.00

Special Price $227.50

Availability: In Stock

UR #:: UR-29744-19

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Product Description

original 19th century antique american victorian era brass-plated steel and iron interior residential largely intact gas insert or "grille" designed and fabricated by the dawson brothers, chicago, il. the compact gas inset contains an ornamental surround comprised of stamped steel with brass plating. the protruding hood and perforated "ash" grate mounted on the very bottom are in original and in intact. the side panels feature a lightly embossed egg & dart repeating border. the detachavble summer cover was removed long ago. the extant dawson brothers factory and offices is located at 517-519 n. halsted street just west of downtown chicago. the red brick factory was constructed in 1888 and designed by architect julius zittel. the five-story building has a cast iron facade on its first floor, along with decorative tie rods and a carved limestone name plaque with date. the dawson brothers used the factory to fabricate highly specialized ornamental fireplace mantels and grates; the building also served as the company's showroom and offices. a six-story addition was added to the building in 1901, which mainly served as a storage and shipping area. the dawson brothers conducted business at the factory until 1929. the building was added to the national register of historic places on february 14, 1985. measures 24 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches.