Here is my new Evans & Cartwright stove that my friend Liz (from The Doll House Diaries and The Washerwoman blog fame) found for me at a recent English dollhouse show. This is the "new" kitchen in my 1884 Charlotte's English house. It sorely needed the proper range and here it is! Now, I need to decide if it looks right like it stands or does it need to be installed inside a fireplace with mantle and chimney breast above it.
I'd love to hear what other collector's think, as to me it seems like it needs a chimney of sorts. I'm not as "up" on the old English kitchens so any input would be welcome! I hate to loose some of the plate rack but it would be fairly easy to install a mantle and chimney breast in the rear of the kitchen around the range I would think. Please let me hear your opinions as to what would look most appropriate! Thanks!