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FireplacesFireplaces have their origins in simple wrought firedogs set on open earth in Medieval times. The next innovation was the fireback which served to protect the brick wall behind the fire and also to reflect and radiate heat into the room. In the 18th Century more elaborate fire baskets and dog grates were developed, and the discovery of cast iron revolutionised fireplaces. Starting with Georgian hob grates, which developed into the ubiquitous cast iron insert of the Victorian period, and then the full combination fireplaces of the late 19th Century, where the fire grate and the fire surround were combined, this is especially epitomised with the sinuous decoration of Art Nouveau examples, which typically also combined tiles for extra decorative impact. Fire surrounds in the meantime had developed from massive Tudor stone surrounds, to finely decorated statuary marble chimneypieces of the 18th Century.

Slate surrounds were also very popular in country properties and these were often painted to resemble marble. Georgian surrounds often incorporated gesso (a type of plaster) to add to the intricacy of the carving. Mahogany and darker woods also became popular in the Victorian era, and 19th Century manufacturers like Falkirk and Coalbrookdale produced decorative cast iron surrounds. Stoves also started to make an appearance in the 19th Century, typically designed to burn coal, they were especially popular on the continent and these stoves are usually highly decorative and often enamelled. We maintain a substantial stock of all types of antique fireplace.

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Carron 11KW Cast Iron Stoves
Carron 11KW Cast Iron Stoves
Coleby Cast Iron Fireplace Insert
Coleby Cast Iron Fireplace Insert
Collingham Cast Iron Fireplace Insert
Collingham Cast Iron Fireplace Insert
Lambourn Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Lambourn Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Tulip Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Tulip Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Tulip Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Tulip Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Valentine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Valentine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Valentine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Valentine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Crocus Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Crocus Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Crocus Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Crocus Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Abbot Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Abbot Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Abbot Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
Abbot Cast Iron Combination Fireplace
OVERMANTLES AR22
OVERMANTLES AR22
CAST IRON FIREPLACE AR21
CAST IRON FIREPLACE AR21
CAST FIREGUARD AR20
CAST FIREGUARD AR20
COMPANION SETS/FIRE TOOLS AR19
COMPANION SETS/FIRE TOOLS AR19
Bespoke Reclaimed Timber Mantle AR324
Bespoke Reclaimed Timber Mantle AR324
The Lambourn Cast Iron Combination Fireplace AR875
The Lambourn Cast Iron Combination Fireplace AR875
The Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace AR874
The Jasmine Cast Iron Combination Fireplace AR874
Bespoke Wooden Overmantel AR586
Bespoke Wooden Overmantel AR586
Bespoke Wooden Overmantel AR585
Bespoke Wooden Overmantel AR585
Bespoke Wooden Over-mantel AR584
Bespoke Wooden Over-mantel AR584
18" Log Basket AR584
18
14" Log Basket AR583
14
12" Log Basket AR582
12
Warwick Helmet ( Coal Bucket) AR581
Warwick Helmet ( Coal Bucket) AR581
Warwick Helmet (coal bucket) AR580
Warwick Helmet (coal bucket) AR580
24" Fire Guard AR579
24
26" Curved Fire Guard AR578
26
26" Fire Guard AR577
26
26" Fire Guard AR576
26
Ornate Fire Guard AR575
Ornate Fire Guard AR575
Milton Hod (coal bucket) AR574
Milton Hod (coal bucket) AR574
Companion Set with Pewter Handles AR573
Companion Set with Pewter Handles AR573
Companion Set AR572
Companion Set AR572
Original Victorian Fire Basket with Fire Back AR571
Original Victorian Fire Basket with Fire Back AR571
Fire Basket with Solid Fuel Kit AR570
Fire Basket with Solid Fuel Kit AR570
Fire Basket with Ornate Finial Legs & Fireback AR570
Fire Basket with Ornate Finial Legs & Fireback AR570
Pair of 18" Fire Dogs AR569
Pair of 18
Fire Grate AR 568
Fire Grate AR 568
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR567
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR567
10" x 10" Soot Box AR566
10
Polished Fire Basket AR565
Polished Fire Basket AR565
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR564
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR564
Salisbury Helmet (Coal Bucket) AR563
Salisbury Helmet (Coal Bucket) AR563
21" Fire Grate AR562
21
18" Fire Grate AR561
18
Polished Stainless Steel Fire Basket AR560
Polished Stainless Steel Fire Basket AR560
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR559
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR559
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR558
Fire Basket with Fire Back AR558
Brass Plated Fire Basket with Matching Fire Dogs AR557
Brass Plated Fire Basket with Matching Fire Dogs AR557
Polished Fire Basket with Ornate Fire Back AR556
Polished Fire Basket with Ornate Fire Back AR556
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR555
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR555
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR553
Cottage Style Fire Basket AR553
Early Period Original Fire Basket AR552
Early Period Original Fire Basket AR552
Polished Fire Basket AR551
Polished Fire Basket AR551
Combination Fireplace AR554
Combination Fireplace AR554
Dorset Hod - Black AR550
Dorset Hod - Black AR550
Fire Back with Grate & Ash Pan AR549
Fire Back with Grate & Ash Pan AR549
Cast Iron Combination Fireplace with Tiles AR543
Cast Iron Combination Fireplace with Tiles AR543
Original Cast Iron Combination Insert with Tiles AR541
Original Cast Iron Combination Insert with Tiles AR541
Original Period Cast Iron Combination Insert AR536
Original Period Cast Iron Combination Insert AR536
Stone Fire Surround AR531
Stone Fire Surround AR531
Stone Fire Surround AR530
Stone Fire Surround AR530
Stone Fire Surround AR529
Stone Fire Surround AR529
Wooden fire over-mantles AR514
Wooden fire over-mantles AR514
Cast iron insert with tiles AR409
Cast iron insert with tiles AR409
Granite Hearths (Gas) (AR309)
Granite Hearths (Gas) (AR309)
Wooden Fire Surround AR284
Wooden Fire Surround AR284
Pine Fire Surround AR282
Pine Fire Surround AR282
Wood Fire Surround AR280
Wood Fire Surround AR280
Solid Pine Fire Surround AR279
Solid Pine Fire Surround AR279

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