Lost Antique Wood Stove Art

Meet the New Englander who has devoted his life to antique wood stove salvage and stove art restoration.

antique wood stove art - Richard Richardson working on stove restoration
Richardson in his shop at work on the restoration of a Glendale stove.
antique wood stove art - Richard Richardson in front of Good Time Stove Company
"Stove Black," aka Richard Richardson, displaying a piece of antique wood stove art in front of his Glendale, MA store. This Stewart Round stove was among the earliest of his restoration projects.
antique wood stove art - 1851 Bishop stove and sculptures
An 1851 Bishop warms the home of Nancy Dickenson, along with her sculptures of cats and seated cat lady.
antique wood stove art - 1896 Bennet stove
A corn motif decorates Roy Superior's workshop stove, an 1896 Bennet.
antique wood stove art - 1898 Atlantic stove
A Cherubic theme marks an 1898 Atlantic parlor stove.
antique wood stove art - 1902 Quaker Social stove
The classic black cast-iron kitchen range, left, is the heart of Roy Superior's house in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. A 1902 Quaker range, it burns wood and coal.
antique wood stove art - Summit stove foot warmer
The Summit stove had a rolling-pin feature on which owners could rest their feet to warm them.
antique wood stove art - 1902 Richardson & Boynton stove
A grandly architectural Richardson & Boynton stove from 1902.

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