This is a fabulous antique figural cast iron summer cover, dating from the 1890’s. The center of the cover features a woman’s head in profile, surrounded by a sunburst. Above the sunburst is a crest or shield, flanked by a beautifully cast pair of dragons. The dragons’ bodies blend into intricate foliate detail, which comes down the sides of the sunburst. The scene is surrounded by an understated rectangular border, followed by a gorgeous foliate and floral design with volutes. The handle of the summer cover is formed in the shape of a shell; the ribbed pattern of the handle echoes the design of the sunburst. This summer cover is in excellent condition with an amazing patina. It measures 26-1/4” tall and 20” wide.