There are many types of stoves. Each nation has its own traditions that have developed historically. And each type of stove will look completely different in the interior of a private house. Our advice site considers Dutch ovens to be among the most beautiful and is ready to prove it to you with photo examples..
As the designers note, the Dutch oven has a very aristocratic look. The portal has already told you in detail and with diagrams how to build a “Dutch woman” with your own hands. Yes, it can be left as it is, just folded of red brick. In the Netherlands itself, this option is also common, as is the red brick itself in general. But, nevertheless, much more often Dutch stoves are decorated with tiles and tiles, which makes them even more attractive..
Note the “crown” at the top of the oven. Very beautiful, literally crowns the whole structure. This is an optional element, just a decor, but it will be very appropriate in a stylish living room..
A very modern version of the “Dutch”. For those who think tiles and red bricks are outdated. Or he is simply looking for a suitable option for his private home, equipped in high-tech style. Why not? Inside, the device near the stove is the same, and it is easy to mount a similar metal frame.
The Dutch oven was invented during the time of Columbus. It so happened historically that there was not enough space in Holland, plots of land were literally reclaimed from the sea. Already in the XIV-XV in the country, five-six-story houses were often found, that is, the stove had to be light, because concrete floors had not yet been invented. In addition, the climate in Holland is changeable, winters are usually mild, but thaws can be replaced by severe frosts. And the humidity is high due to the proximity of the sea. Therefore, the “Dutch” is designed for quick heating of the room with minimal laying of firewood. And the zealous Dutch tried to save money by putting several stoves into one chimney at once, because the real estate tax was calculated “from smoke”, that is, from the number of chimneys.
An interesting fact – Dutch ovens appeared in Russia in the 18th century. Peter I forbade the use of smoke-burning stoves, which often caused fires. As you remember from history, the first Russian emperor was generally a fan of everything Dutch, he studied in this country, so he ordered to build exactly “Dutch women”. Tiles for facing Peter I also brought from Holland. However, the Russian craftsmen did not have an exact idea of how the Dutch-style oven was arranged inside. They created their own version, which then returned to Europe and became a recognized “Dutch”.
Dutch ovens can be different. Not round, as in many of the photos we have presented, but rectangular. Installed in the corner and in the center of the room. Lined with tiles or tiles. With and without a “crown”. Interestingly, Swedish tiled stoves look very similar to Dutch ones..
In the southern Russian regions and in Ukraine, “Dutch women” were called “rude”, “rude”. This is due to the fact that the oven perfectly warmed the wall of the adjoining room, sleeping next to such a “rough” was very comfortable.
The Dutch women have many advantages besides their attractive appearance. As we have already written, the stove is light enough; you do not need such a solid foundation as for a fireplace with a marble portal. In addition, they retain heat for a long time, even when the fuel has already burned out, do not take up much horizontal space, stretching upward, are easy to install, can be installed both in a large room and in a compact room.
This is a round Dutch woman in the house of the writer Konstantin Georgievich Paustovsky. Such an arrangement almost in the center of the room is not so common, but, as you can see, the stove became a very noticeable detail and reliably warmed the room.
And finally, a truly royal example of a Dutch oven. This is the Cavalry dining room of the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo.
In general, one cannot fail to notice that Dutch ovens have taken root in our country for a long time. They are still used now, and not only in summer cottages..