Our fire baskets or "dog inches baskets are designed to hold solid fuel although some are have gas fires available to fit them.
They are a cast iron free standing grate and back that contains the solid fuel that sits inside a fireplace opening.
"Dogs inches are front supports for the basket and frequently are a site for ornate decoration.
Georgian Firebaskets evolved from early simple designs and tended to have a simple cradle appearance with ornate Adams style decoration.
Early Victorian Firebaskets are much lower than Georgian baskets and often have seperate dogs at the front.