Antique Cast Iron Arch Top Window Crate, Forged Architectural Salvage


This is a fantastic late 1800's, Cast Iron Arch Top, Hinged Window Grate, with the bars in a diamond pattern. These old grates were used in the early days, in basement foundation walls, to allow air into the dirt cellars. Years later, homes were built with windows in the foundation, instead of the grates. This is a great, original piece of architectural salvage. The possibilities for this original piece are endless!

The overall measurements of the outer frame are approx. 24" wide x (not including the pointy extensions that extend into the wall) x 17" tall. The measurement of the hinged door opening is 19" wide x 11" tall. Weight is 40 lbs.

Grate is in good solid condition, with normal surface rust, dirt, and patina. There are no breaks, cracks, or other structural damage. Hinged door great opens and closes as it should.



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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may return the item for a full refund within 30 days, less shipping costs, and a 15% re-stocking fee. If you receive a damaged item, you must message me within 48 hours, so that I can file an insurance claim on your behalf to re-coup loss for you . If you feel that the item which you purchased does not match the description in the listing, contact me as soon as you receive it, and I will do my best to work it out with you. 100% Customer Satisfaction is always our goal...,.

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