Grate - (Hearth Accessories) Glossary of Antique Terms G

Grate - (Hearth Accessories) This item of chimney furniture became necessary when coal came into use, and though few examples exist earlier than the mid-eighteenth century the grate was known at the beginning of the seventeenth. The basket-grate, of iron or steel, was usual till the late eighteenth century when the hob-grate came into favour, at which both types were made till well into 'the nineteenth century.


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