Antique Wood Stoves
Antique Wood Stoves
If you ever visited a friend's home and took notice of a remarkable piece of decoration standing in their living room, usually near the fireplace – you're not the only one. More and more people are discovering the benefits and advantages of having an antique wood stove at home. Not only for decoration, of course, but also for warmth and company.
Wood stoves trace their development back to the early times of civilization and were considered useful implements. Today, you can find antique wood stoves from as early as the Victorian era in England (1870) for purchase. Those stoves are considered collector's items, very valuable in some circles, whose value is sure to increase with time – a safe, but also functional investment. For you, it means you can purchase an antique wood stove today and use it for your living room as long as you want to, and possibly resale it in a few years – with an added monetary value.
Antique wood stoves are also considered invalueable additions to restored museums, homes or hotels, and you will find some in some of the most well respected homes. Victorian wood stoves are usually made of cast iron, and were often used to cook and were thus kept in the kitchen.
If you want to heat a room efficiently, open fireplaces are not always the best means, as too much chemicals and heat gets away through the fireplace. Another disadvantage is that once there is no more fire, heat radiation also gets reduced to a minimum, and lastly, when the fire in the fireplace dies, the whole room normally gets colder, too. These inconvenient aspects of a classical fire place may speak in favor of acquiring an antique wood stove – those were developed especially in consideration of the aspects mentioned above, which are lacking in conventional fireplaces.
Due to their design, which involves optimizing heating while fitting into small houses, an antique wood stove can be a perfect companion and addition to an already well-decorated living room, and it may spark life in living rooms that is missing some warmth.
Antique Wood Stoves for Sale