This example of the Deville Hiver has undergone a complete
restoration, including a colour change and re chroming.
The existing enamel has been shot blasted and removed and
the entire stove has been re enamelled in the colour
choice of the client that purchased this striking stove It
dates to the middle of the art deco movement (about
1925-1930) and is now in simply fantastic condition.
This is the largest stovein the "Lilyver" family, called
"Hiver" (meaning winter). it is much taller than its
counterparts, standing a full 14cms (5½") taller than
the very popular "Lilyver" The casting designs on the
front of the stove are exquisite.
It is quite rare in this colour scheme of black enamel and
The Hiver has the benefit of a complete "body off"
restoration with all new firebox parts: smokebox; a set of
firebox side plates; top grill; firebox top plate; mica in
the door and a set of firebricks. With renewed enamel
and a fully restored firebox, this stove is as good
as it gets!
It was made by the well known manufacturer Deville &
Cie of Charleville in the Ardennes between 1925 and 1935,
and can be found in their 1931 catalogue. This is medium
sized stove, and is called a 'poele à feu visible et
continue' by the manufacturers. Now, in pristine
condition, and with the quality of casting and enamelling
associated with Deville. The stove epitomises the best in
the between art nouveau and art deco style and design
It is around 80-90 years old and the condition is superior
to a usual stove of 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 435 old
Height 75cms (29½”)
Height 94cms (37”) with the top lid up
Width 51.5cms (20¼”)
Depth 28cms (11 ”)
The flue size is 8.3cms (3¼”) 35cms (13¾") from the
It can heat a room of 110m3 ~ 140m3
Weight is about 70kgs