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That is interesting. What is that exactly?Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.FRANKLY MY DEAR
Thank you very much for your comments.
Oh wow. what is it used for?
An oven? Great collection of shapes.
Yes Dragonstar, an old oven, thanks for your comments.
wie wunderbar gemütlich!!!
I'm glad Dragonstar guessed an oven and that you confirmed it because I couldn't fathom what it is - just that it is old. (And it seemed oriental too because I mistook what I now take to be tiles for carvings.) The wooden rim - is this so people didn't come too close and get burnt or the opposite, a seat so people could put their backs against it and get warm?
Danke Follygirl, Lucy, the wooden rim is an bench to sit on it, leaning back, enjoying the warm of the oven. Today they built the same system in new houses, call them Kachelofen. Its always warm and cosy to sit beside him....
Love this photo of the warm heart of the household.
Thank you very much bailey-road for your comment.