This example of the Deville Hiver has undergone a complete restoration,
including a colour change and re chroming. The existing enamel has been shot blasted and removed
and the entire stove has been re enamelled in the colour choice of the client
that purchased this striking stove It dates to the middle of the art deco
movement (about 1925-1930) and is now in simply fantastic condition.
This is the largest stovein the "Lilyver" family, called "Hiver" (meaning
winter). it is much taller than its counterparts, standing a full 14cms
(5½") taller than the very popular "Lilyver" The casting designs on the front of
the stove are exquisite.
It is quite rare in this colour scheme of black enamel and chrome.
The Hiver has the benefit of a complete "body off" restoration with
firebox parts: smokebox; a set of firebox side plates; top grill; firebox top plate; mica in the door and a set of firebricks. With
renewed enamel and a fully restored firebox, this stove is as good as
It was made by the well known manufacturer Deville & Cie of Charleville in the
Ardennes between 1925 and 1935, and can be found in their 1931 catalogue. This
is medium sized stove, and is called a 'poele à feu visible et
continue' by the manufacturers. Now, in pristine condition, and with the
quality of casting and enamelling associated with Deville. The stove epitomises
the best in the between art nouveau and art deco style and design period.
It is around 80-90 years old and the condition is superior to a usual stove of its age. All working parts are in excellent condition, just connect the flue, light the match and away you go!
This stove was designed for coal and coke burning, it will burn wood easily too but in smaller pieces. It will run on one charge of anthracite for 12-18 hours
This is a beautiful, unusual stove and these photos do not really do it justice. The price when new, in 1930, was 435 old French francs.
Height 75cms (29½”)
Height 94cms (37”) with the top lid up
Width 51.5cms (20¼”)
Depth 28cms (11 ”)
The flue size is 8.3cms (3¼”) 35cms (13¾") from the floor
It can heat a room of 110m3 ~ 140m3Weight is about 70kgs