Antique Parlor Stoves Still Burning

Century-old antique parlor stoves still serve a purpose

This Floral Oak stove, made in Kansas City roughly 100 years ago, shows the gleam of stove black
This Floral Oak stove, made in Kansas City roughly 100 years ago, shows the gleam of stove black. "If you paint your stove, it doesn't show the relief," said Glenn Litke. "It dulls the engraving, and the way the detail reflects light."