The larger, more ornate arched cast fronts that date from Victorian England were frequently found in larger meeting rooms. These are called ‘horseshoes’, or ‘cameo’ grates. Imposing in details and stunning in grandeur, these castings do not go unnoticed.
This impressive design contains a cast iron firebox as part of the complete design, and consequently must be installed into an existing masonry firebox to be operated. These held a larger amount of coal, and were located in main rooms where the greater heat output was appreciated. Consequently, when used with wood, they handle a larger log than an arch or combination would.