flu size 95mm
top of flu to floor 33
firebox size logs up to 43
Height with lid open 79
width with side door open 75
It is in EXCELLENT condition.
side-loading with heat regulation knob on door,
opening Hinged lid for cooking surface
and a cast iron baffle plate in the firebox to improve efficiency
The enamel is a deep rich BOTTLE GREEN colour.
*Enameled cast iron colours will not fade, provided the stove is not abused
in wood burners always use wood, never multifuel, so the enamel remains at woodstove temperatures
Never clean using harsh chemicals or scouring pads
This stove is in very good condition and came from a family home in Northern France
It has a nice sized unusual curving shaped mica window and a very appealing side door
It has been totally dismantled and renovated, fully serviced. All steel & cast iron parts rubbed down & repainted with high temp 900°c stove enamel, steel securing bars replaced, door rope & fire cement replaced, polished
new Mica fitted, tested and heat sealed
Mah Jongs are inspired by Eastern design which firmly sets the stove design into the Art DEco period, where much of the lines and shapes are also eastern
It's design is also Art Nouveau because it has the flowing floral designs and wavy intertwining lines on the legs and top borders very widely used in the art nouveau period
They came in many colours and are still used in many French homes despite their age.
Greens were more expensive to produce and are therefore rarer than pale blues &browns
It will give you trouble free service for decades to come.
A very lovely piece of french architectural artwork.
It will sit in a moderate sized fireplace or in front of a small Victorian chimney breast.
The cast iron pattern extends ALL THE WAY ROUND to the back and so it would also be suitable for the centre of a room or sitting away from a wall, in which case it will be MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
These stoves are at risk of being consigned to the scrap yards in France because there is a very rewarding eco-tax scheme that replaces old stoves with newer, cleaner-burning models.
That's fantastic news for lower emissions, but instead of installers simply certifying the older model has been replaced
Installers are encouraged to advertise and accept antiques 'in exchange for' a newer model.
Rather than keeping them for their beauty, as decorative centre-pieces, and as heating sources for spaces that are extremely well insulated or for rooms that are less well used, many are relinquished to the dump.
Antique models can be adapted to be highly efficient with some clever chimney design, up-to-date insulation and sensible use and placement. Modern technology can also be added to improve efficiency - see the efficiency page
Air flow is controlled by the silver bottom knob
baffle plate in firebox
large mica window
double walled design with cut-out-patterns to induce air-flow
top lifting lid for cooking surface
All these work perfectly.
This stove is a very handsome and sturdy piece of ART DECO industrial design by one of the most famous French stove foundries.
In terms of efficiency this stove top of it's class for the era and clearly compares very favorably with modern stoves of similar size & budget.
I have replaced the mica, door rope and rubbed down and resealed exterior cast-iron shell and steel firebox.Cleaned and polished the enamel.
This model is still in very good overall condition and is very suitable for use as a woodstove. It will give decades of useful service
Antique log burner
by French company FAURE REVIN
Dating from 1920's- 30's.
First appears in our searches in a poster from 1930 (Above)
and in the catalogue from 1933 on page 124
with grateful thanks to ULTIMHEAT website for their open source collection of catalogues of french antique stoves foundries