'Lilyver' Deville & Cie FOUNDRY
This stove is a very beautiful and sturdy piece of ART DECO industrial design with an Art NOUVEAU influence by one of the most famous French stove foundries. It first appears in the 1935 Deville & Cie catalogue.
This was a VERY popular model which can still be found in use and as decoration across France due to both it's popularity and it's sturdy construction, clever & stylish design and the extremely high quality of materials used.
It is particularly beautifully surrounded by floral style repeating patterns and a smooth, curved arched door. The art Deco arrives in the lined feet, and the simplicity of the overall effect.
the detail is wonderfully asymmetrical, natural bud-shaped door hinge knob. a fusion of Nouveau and Art Deco design such as this is great to look at.
. Most models were blue or brown.
In terms of efficiency this stove was well above average for the era and still compares quite favorably with all modern stoves of a similar size.
DESCRIPTION (measurements are metric)
It is a medium sized stove & will produce approx 8 KW
I have replaced the mica, door rope and rubbed down and resealed exterior cast-iron shell and steel firebox using high temperature 900°c stove enamel paint. Cleaned and polished the enamel.
This model is still in good overall condition and is very suitable for use as a woodstove. It has a welded repair to the rear firebox and we have therefore reclassed it as a woodstove - for safety reasons it is no longer suitable for coal or anthracite
It will give decades of useful service
early 20th Century c1929
This model first appeared in the 1929 catalogue and was bought by us at French-Stoves.com from a client in Eastern France
ORIGINAL FRENCH ANTIQUE
Deville & Cie Charleville (town) FOUNDRY (ARDENNES region)
Deville still manufacture stoves today but they were so popular and important that they feature in the museum of the Ardennes area http://www.musee-metallurgie-ardennes.fr/fr/visite/la-fonderie
They won many awards for innovation and design