This, french, cast iron clothes iron dates from the 1800's and was heated by hot coals placed inside. Once a busy household tool it is now a decorative collectible home accent. Perfect as a bookend, door stopper, or keepsake box; as it has lots of space inside for jewellery, photos etc. In genuine antique condition, the patina is simply stunning.There is no sign of recent rust, but it has a gnarly interior from years of being filled with hot coals; this just adds to its charm and authenticity. It is solid and sturdy, the hinges, to secure it shut and open for filling, still work perfectly.
It will serve as a decorative item for many, many years to come. The iron stands 19cms/ 7" tall x 19cms/ 7" long x 10cms/ 4 wide. It weighs 2.1 kgs/ 4.6lbs. We've lots more rustic farmhouse décor if you'd like to take a look.
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