Antique Stone Mantels & Chimneypieces - Stone Fireplaces from Westland London
Antique stone fireplaces and limestone mantels & chimneypieces in a wide range of different period styles, including Victorian, Georgian and Neo-Classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo examples.
Our range of striking stone fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces spans a variety of different period styles, including Victorian, Georgian and Neo-Classical, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo examples.
A Brief Introduction to Stone Fireplaces
Stone can be an imposing material. It has been used to erect fortresses, cathedrals and pyramids. Five of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World were made from stone, so prized are the qualities and diversity of the material.
Nowadays, stone is perceived as rustic, the preserve of ancient farmhouses, châteaus and highland castles.
The properties of stone also vary enormously, ranging from the softest of limestones to the most durable of granite, and so the design varies to utilise the diverse qualities of the stone.
As such, unlike those made from many other materials such as marble, stone fireplaces are often architectural features rather than purely decorative. Sometimes set in to walls, the earliest stone fireplaces were constructed out of large blocks of stone forming rudimentary lintels and jambs.
Stone Arts and Crafts fireplaces were often used by architects such as Lutyens when creating interiors modest in appearance, with hand carved fireplaces and other details recalling the traditional form of earlier period styles.
Antique Stone Fireplaces
Stone fireplaces remain hugely popular, due to their ability to transform a room with an expressive echo of the past.
From the simple stone frame designed to capture and enhance the warm glow of fire, to a centrepiece etched with unique timestamps of bygone eras, a stunning antique stone fireplace can enhance any room - be it traditional or modern.
Our range of antique stone fireplaces is one of the country's largest and most varied. We endeavour to stock a fine collection to suit many projects and budgets.