I have a Bonny Oak 215 stove that is overall in good condition. Some surface rust, but no cracks and it appears to have most of the parts. I say most because the nickel-plated ring that would normally go around the bottom of the stove (the skirt?) is missing. Am I correct in believing that this ring is merely decorative, and that it is not required for safe operation of the stove? If it’s helpful, the stove looks very similar to a 1912 Round Oak Square Base model. Thank you for your help!