Because I have emptied the whole doll's house I had finally chance to make the grates to the fireplaces without knocking all bricks and bracks down. The grate is supposed to resemble an iron cast grate which where popular at Victorian times. I used my life-sized Victorian house style books for my guidance. I can recommend these books particular: The Victorian Society book of "The Victorian House" by Kit Wedd and Victorian House Style Handbook by Linda Osband. I do not know what I would do without them. I was kind of hard to take pictures of a black item. I hope you can see something.
I used odd bits and pieces of wood, dowelling and metal filigran to make this grate. The fire surround on the floor is cut from an old metal photo frame.