Most familiar old fashioned wood burning(heating) cooking stove. An indispensable kitchen appliance which was used in summer as in winter. Front left was the 'heating stove' and front right is the oven. Shelf on top was used to keep food warm (warmer). Look top (left) the two irons being warmed up for ironing. No electricity back then.
Pinning this not because the picture is so beautiful but because the concept is brilliant. A brick stove which heats the entire house (radiant heat at that) based on a centuries' old design from the "old country" - in this case, Russia I think. Worth learning about!
Old wood burning stove is like a member of the family : lovely article on TreeHugger
Open Shelving- The homeowners replaced the awkward upper cabinets with shelving that makes the most of the kitchen's pitched ceiling. They also ditched the lower cabinets for freestanding components, including a stainless steel rolling island and a mango-wood Crate Barrel console fitted with a marble top. A red Aga gas stove offers a serious upgrade over the old electric model.