This is a sweet little stove from the Art Deco movement about 1930 which is in
excellent order throughout having been the subject of a complete body off
restoration, with all worn out parts renewed/replaced.
Height 63cms (24¾”)
Height 82cms 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
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. 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
manufacturers. Here's an excerpt (and translation) from Devilles'
1930 catalogue that launched "Lilyver":
Notre "Lily" s'est mise au goût du jour: Son
nouveau décor "Lilyver" s'harmonise heureusement avec les ameublements les
plus modernes, mais son corps coulé d'une seul pièce sans joint reste le
même. Les pièces de remplacement du foyer de la cheminée Lilyver son
interchangeables aves celles de la "Lily"
Our Lily has been updated to the taste of the day: Her new decor "Lilyver"
harmonises beautifully with the most modern furniture. However her
firebox cast from one piece with no joints remains the same. All firebox
parts are interchangeable with those of the "Lily"
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 particular Deville Lilyver is in excellent order throughout, as a
consequence, generally, the enamel is in excellent condition, apart from one
or two age related chips,
Please note that the mica windows are in excellent condition and the firebricks have
It is around 80 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 1930, was 320 old French francs.