"Lilyver" is a modernised version of the ever popular "Lily". It is a sweet
little stove from the Art Deco movement launched in
1930 which is in excellent order throughout 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 1930 and 1940, 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
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.