Fireplace shovels

Fire shovel fireplace shovel

With a fireplace shovel, you manage the ash layer in the fireplace. If there is too much ash, it suffocates the fire, causing it to burn improperly. Removing all the ash also eliminates the insulation against the cold in the floor, enabling better draft and optimal fire burning, crucial for sustainable heating. Antique fire shovels come in various sizes and shapes. Below, you can select ash shovels by size, price, material, style, age, and origin. Also read: What fireplace tools do you need? or Which fireplace shovel do I need?

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Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$304.13
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$260.05
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$242.42
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$260.05
Antique French Fire Shovel made of 15,16
$260.05
Antique French Fire Shovel made of Wrought iron
$127.82
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$136.64
Antique French Fire Shovel made of Wrought iron
$119.01
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$163.08
17th c Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$154.27
Antique Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$127.82
Antique Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$57.30
Antique Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$74.93
Antique Fireplace Shovel made of 15,16
$101.38
Antique Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$57.30
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$260.05
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$330.58
Georgian Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$119.01
Georgian Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$127.82
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$74.93
Georgian Fireplace Shovel made of Brass
$66.11
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$110.20
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$83.74
Georgian Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$101.38
Large Fireplace Shovel made of Wrought iron
$154.27
Antique French Fire Shovel made of 15,16
$242.42
Polished Steel Fire Shovel made of Polished steel
$242.42

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Advantage of a fireplace shovel over an ash tray

With an ash tray, you don't need to clean the fireplace with a shovel; just empty the tray. However, it lacks ventilation under the fire, leading to poorer combustion and increased smoke. Using a fireplace grate or rack with a fireplace shovel to manage the ash layer is preferable.

Notice the craftsmanship

Antique fireplace shovels are hand-forged, showcasing rare craftsmanship. Choosing an antique one is not only aesthetically pleasing but also sustainable due to their durability. They are made to last for many years.

Choose the right fire shovel

Our antique ash shovels originate from England, France, and the Netherlands. The English fireplace shovel is often large, decorative, and beautifully forged. In addition to wrought iron versions, polished brass or polished steel English fireplace shovels are also available. The English fireplace shovel can be very decoratively cut. However, the ash does not fall through the holes because ash sticks together in a flaky structure. French ones are usually robust and rustic, while Dutch ones are smaller and less sturdy. Select based on origin.

Consider the length of the ash shovel

For larger fires, choose a longer shovel to handle more ash efficiently.

Storage considerations

Store the fireplace shovel near the fireplace or wood stove for convenience. Hang smaller shovels on racks and longer ones in the fireplace or wood bin. Consider using a stand for decorative shovels. The advantage of the stand is that the ash falls into the tray.

Appreciate the decorative aspect

An antique fireplace shovel adds aesthetic value to your fireplace or wood stove. Choose one that complements your style and other fireplace accessories. Consider a few things. Which style of fireplace shovel complements the fireplace/wood stove and other fireplace accessories, such as other fireplace tools, the fireback, fireplace grate, and firewood holder? How elegant or robust should the fire shovel be? Which material looks the best? Typically, you can choose between wrought iron, brass, or steel. Does polished or unpolished look nice?

Select fireplace shovels based on style and material.

 

Video explaining the difference between our different antique and vintage fireplace shovels: