Combination fireplaces were introduced in Victorian times and combine a cast iron fireplace insert, fire surround, fireback, flue plate, grate and front bars all in one complete package.
Combination fireplaces are easier to fit than a separate fireplace insert and mantel and are cheaper as an overall fireplace package.
Mid Period Victorian Combination Cast Iron Fireplaces tend to have small round arched fireplace openings. At the end of the Victorian Period they became covered with much more ornate detail
Art Nouveau Combination Cast Iron Fireplaces in theStyle have sinuous detail to the legs, frieze and canopy.
Edwardian Combination Cast Iron Fireplaces are longer proportioned and much more geometric in style. Hoods that curve outwards are a common feature.