This is a sweet little stove 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 parts 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. We cant 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 manufacturers. Here's an excerpt (and translation) from Devilles' 1930 catalogue that
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"
integrates beautifully with most modern furnishings. However, her one
firebox 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
The enamel on this particular Deville Lilyver generally, is in
good condition. It does have a couple of noticeable chips on the left
and right side of the top lid call/email for more photos. One of its
previous owners misplaced the hook on ash collector that sits below the ash
box, so we have had a new one cast and finished it in black.
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.