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Multi Fuel
Tower stove
by Deville
Charleville Mézières
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"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 design.  

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 been replaced.

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.
  • 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
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