Brachet Richard & Cie of LYON & Paris foundry 1883 - 1933
early 20th century/art NOUVEAU Richard Brachet & Cie SPHINX
in green enamel *rare - this foundry made only a few models of stove, across a short period, being a specialist in ovens
the colour is also very unusual and particularly beautiful
this model is in excellent condition
featuring IN the 1930 catalogue with the classic motifs of the period.
The motifs are reliefs and cut-out cast iron work: classic floral designs, made into Romano-Grecian borders and centre pieces of delicate basket-weave and Grecian lines.
A classically styled architectural antique
A sturdy construction, clever & stylish design and high quality of materials used.
In terms of efficiency this stove top of it's class for the era
Replaced the MICA WINDOW & door tape.
Rubbed down and painted all the interior & exterior steel box cast-iron shell & parts using 900°c stove enamel paint or stove blacking where appropriate
Lit the stove to check for leaks and seal the enamel paints used.
Original firebrick in situ not needing replacing.