Very unusual Arts & Crafts style cast iron heater or stove grate salvage. The markings on back of the grate dates this piece to 1902.Their style was typically Gothic, but this item clearly has an Arts & Crafts look. It has opposing griffins with necks intertwined as in battle. This image is actually Egyptian, so shows the Egyptian Revival influence within the Arts & Crafts movement.
The image appears on the Narmer palette (L below) and on cylinder seals (R below). So, this item shows the influence of early Egyptian archeology in modern history. A little later, in the 1920's, the revival was a very popular theme in decor and items of all types and is prevalent in the early stages of the American Deco period.
The grate measures 15" x 6" and is 3/8 thick contoured and weighs 2.5 lbs. It is in excellent original condition with no breaks, bends or other damage. Please see photos and message me with any questions.Thanks for visiting my auctions. The item "Ornamental Antique Cast Iron CO-OP FDY CO Grate Arts & Crafts Griffins Salvage" is in sale since Tuesday, February 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Arts & Crafts Movement". The seller is "buzwards" and is located in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.