Posted by: gingercreekstoves | December 6, 2010

Stella – 1882 Parlor Stove

Stella Parlor Stove 1882

Presenting the Stella, an 1882 Parlor Stove, which is in really excellent condition, and hand-painted to highlight all of its beautiful decorative design.

The Stella is an early parlor stove made in 1882 by Favorite Stove Works of Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Stella also has a very unique lower front door, with photographic imagery of its namesake, Stella.

This is a one-of-a-kind stove, and a nice size parlor stove:  56″ high by 28″ wide, with original finial.

Here are some  close up pictures of the Stella:

Stella - loading door

It has a wing motif above the vent door, and an Egyptian lotus motif below it.

Very authentically enhanced designs in high-heat stove paint, by Brian and Brianna Spandl.

And lotuses and reeds below that.

The ornate door hinges are nickel plated, as is the handle for the loading door.

What a very special antique parlor stove the Stella is!

Here is a picture of the photographic imagery on the front of the stove:
Stella Parlor Stove - unique front door

Stella Parlor Stove - front door image

There are not many stoves made with this much detail attached!

Favorite Stove Works was a large stove manufacturing company.

Click here to see their factory in Cincinnati, Ohio.

And, yet, they seem to have dedicated this particular stove to ‘Stella’.
I would love to know what was behind that.  Maybe she was the woman who inspired the stove, and perhaps even worked on the design of it.
And more detail:

Stella rooster

I think it was also about their everyday life, and how much they appreciated the simple blessings of every day.

Just like this rooster, waking you up at the break of dawn!   – Ok, that could be a blessing, or not…depending on your schedule!

No matter what time you get up – this stove is an inspiration!

And, there are not likely any more of these around!
Stella Parlor Stove 1882

Stella Parlor Stove 1882

So, this is the Stella, restored by Brian Spandl, and  available on Ginger Creek Antique Stoves.


  1. Absolutely fabulous! Gorgeous work and a unique stove.

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