Here is something that is really rare and quite unusual and quite retro, a Mirus Edinoliva Wood-Burning Stove that I came across in an address in Great Chesterford. This rather ornate retro French stove was quite a surprising find in an ordinary looking house in Great Chesterford. As can be seen from the photograph, the stove has a particularly elaborate design and intricate ornamentation, which all gives it this very striking appearance. The stove itself is not lined, with the stove pipe sitting in an ordinary Victorian brick chimney, consequently it is not the most efficient of appliances and coupled with a rather small firebox considering the size of the stove it looks much better than it operates. This had not put off the customer who is more pleased with the aesthetics of the stove than its ability to heat the home.
Looking on the web it is easy to see that these antique Mirus stoves are very sought after and achieve very high prices when sold on. It would appear that Mirus were a French Stove manufacturer making stoves in the early part of the 20th Century, a number I looked at were made in the 1920’ and 1930’s. I’m guessing that they have long ceased trading or have been bought out by a larger competitor.