Cast Iron Combinations Original reclaimed Antique Fireplaces .
Combination grates also known as “all in one” fireplaces were very popular in the Edwardian and particularly the Victorian times. The Victorian middle class and aristocracy had huge houses that required a lot of heating so it was not uncommon to have one in almost every room. The Victorians also loved their luxuries; fireplaces were not only used for functional purposes but to show off the grandeur of their homes and size of wealth. Original combination grates became popular in these times for two main reasons, one was they were fairly easy to produce and fit as they were all one item unlike other fireplaces that could consist of many items such as an insert, surround and tiles. The other reason was that these fireplaces generally took up less room and as the Victorians liked to have fireplaces in many rooms they fit nicely into bedrooms without becoming too obstructive.