Hi, I have no idea whether I am on the right forum as this is my first forum ever!! I live on a narrowboat and at a boat gathering today bought a beautiful ueen Anne 6 stove. It seems complete but I wondered if the semi circle plate serves a purpose? It was just on the front herth bit when displayed as though it was just ornate but I thought that there may be something to close the front of the fire to enable it to draw? Any advise would be greatly appreciated. I was told that it was 1960 approx. Is there anyway you can tell if is original or a cast?