Another Deville Lily but this time in the rarer colour of burgundy. It comes
from the end of the Art Nouveau movement about 1910
and which is in simply fantastic condition, having been the subject of a
complete body off restoration, with all worn out parts renewed/replaced.
You don’t need to have a
huge drawing room to get the benefit from this refined stove. The casting
designs on the front of the stove are exquisite. We can’t find anything wrong
with this stove apart from the usual wear which is to be expected of any piece
like this stove that is of a certain age, and that has been used to give heat
and warmth to its previous owners.
It was made by the well known manufacturer Deville & Cie of Charleville in the
Ardennes between 1910 and 1930, and can be found in their 1930 catalogue. This
is medium sized stove, and is called a 'poele à feu visible et continue' by the
In excellent condition, and with the quality of casting and enamelling
associated with Deville. The stove epitomises the best in Art Nouveau style and
This stove is a working stove, and as such it does have one or two small chips
to the enamel, but you have to search for them. This stove does not come with
the original hook on ash plate, this will be supplied in a cast iron finish.
(not shown in the photos.)
Please note that the mica windows have been renewed, the firebricks have
been renewed and it has a new smoke box.
It is between 90 & 100 years old and the condition is consistent with 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 1910, was 42 old French francs.
Height 63cms (24¾”)
Height 82cms (32¼”) with the top lid up
Width 44cms (17¼”)
Depth 26cms (10¼”)
The flue size is 8.3cms (3¼”) 35cms (13¾") from the floor
It can heat a room of 75m3 ~ 100m3
Weight is about 56kgs