Picked this up pretty cheap (<$20), considering. The seller made no mention that the case was plated and there was only a single poor-quality picture of the open stove -- and it was somewhat dirty. I was the only bidder and very surprised when I saw what arrived. I don't see any evidence of old paint, but I cannot say for certain that the plating is factory. The case is embossed "8R" and "Made in Sweden". While there are chips, dings and flakes, overall the case is in decent shape. The stove was just started up in the last picture, but it is too bright a fall day to see the blue flame.