19th Century bronze, brass and wood fire set including two stands and three tools.
There is a mid-c19th lozenge shaped registration mark to each stand.
In the midst of the c19th industrial boom, the enthusiasm for the Gothic period, seen as an exemplary society in which the arts blossomed in a mystical and fraternal spirit, was set against what were considered the degrading effects, of mechanisation.
In England, Gothic revival style was applied to large public buildings and was widely used by the great ‘manufactories’ of art and industry in the manufacture of products up until the 1880’s.
Superb quality, this set has similarities to a range of c19th British architect /designers from Pugin (Talbert and Burges) to Dr. Christopher Dresser.