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The Drawing Room of Newport.

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# 5336. An American Beaux-Arts cast iron and copper radiator; late 19th century.. A most unusual form for a radiator. The framed frieze is 36" wide and 17" tall and 2.5" thick. Attached below are two heat pipes coming from a cast iron log; the height from the base of the log to the top of the framed frieze is 30". This radiator weighs 100 lbs. plus. There are various valves attached to the log and the frieze. The copper frieze depicts two dragons on either side with stylized foliage all in raised relief. There are two cast iron flanges on either side of the frame used to attach the radiator to a wall. We don't know if this radiator was used for steam or hot water. We do not know if this radiator was produced for a residential or commercial application. This was an expensively produced radiator, custom made and probably designed by an architect. The spirit of the design is consistent with those of Stanford White, architect of extensive gilded age buildings. Judging from examples of radiators we have seen online, this example is amoung the most beautiful we have seen. Price on Request.


The framed frieze showing the dragons and foliage.


View of the entire radiator showing the cast iron log with pipes attaching to the copper frieze.


The front of the frieze appears to be copper and the side and back iron.


Detail of the cast iron log.


The back of the cast iron log.


The back of the frieze showing the cast iron surface.


Detail of one of the two dragons on the frieze.



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The Drawing Room is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060 (cell: 401-261-3980). The Partnership of Gacher and Santi has been in business for over 30 years. We have been located in Newport since 1985. All images copyright by F. Santi, 2011

The Drawing Room is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060 (cell: 401-261-3980). The Partnership of Gacher and Santi has been in business for over 30 years. We have been located in Newport since 1985. Our email address is: drawrm@hotmail.com


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