Parlour Stove

Parlour Stove - CMC A-3465 - D2006-05022

Parlour Stove; Maker: W.S. Symonds and Co., Halifax, Nova Scotia; Ca. 1865; Cast Iron
CMC A-3465

The nineteenth century witnessed great improvements in heating technology with closed-door stoves replacing open fireplaces as more efficient heat source. The compact size and ornate architectural styling of this stove suggest that it heated the parlour of a wealthy canadian, and was never intended for cooking. The history collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization includes a large assortment of antique wood-burning stoves.