Antique Wood Fireplaces

Browse our large collection of antique wooden fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces in a selection of mahogany, oak, walnut and pine. Styles range from Jacobean and Renaissance to Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

  • Stock: 15173

    A rare and beautifully carved Art Nouveau walnut fireplace surround attributed to Louis Majorelle (1859 – 1926). The moulded shelf, with podium to either side, rests on dramatic angled, naturalistic styled columns fronting the jambs fashioned as slender tree trunks entwined with climbing vines and raised on large round footblocks. The frieze, inner surround and side returns are profusely embellished with delightful, finely carved floral tendrils. French, circa 1900.

    Notes: Louis Majorelle was a French decorator and furniture designer who manufactured his own designs. He was one of the outstanding French designers of furniture in the Art Nouveau style at the turn of the 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 61 38"
    156 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    23 316"
    59 cms
    Internal 40 78"
    104 cms
    35"
    89 cms
  • Stock: 15057

    An enormous Baroque style oak chimneypiece. Heavily carved throughout with a pedimented shelf, a gadrooned undershelf set with two small lion masks, a panelled tongue and dart frieze flanked by pairs of large lion masks on the endblocks and carved strapwork jambs standing on large stepped footblocks. Photos before restoration.
    French, circa 1860.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 12948 not included

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    Width Height Depth
    External 98 38"
    250 cms
    74 1316"
    190 cms
    Internal 60 316"
    153 cms
    50 58"
    128.5 cms
  • Stock: 14787

    A large and grand Victorian walnut fireplace surround. The corniced, breakfront shelf resting on a plain frieze, beneath a dentil border, is centred by a carved plaque of mythical beasts. The large cartouche endblocks above tall ornately carved panels topped by ancone brackets fronting the jambs. The plain frame around the fireplace opening is centred by a carving of vases, frond and fruits amid acanthus foliage and a pair of intriguing, playful putti.
    English, circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 87 1316"
    223 cms
    65 38"
    166 cms
    9 1316"
    24.9 cms
    Internal 50 1316"
    129 cms
    48 1316"
    124 cms
  • Stock: 9077

    A substantial Victorian antique oak fireplace surround in the Renaissance manner. The moulded shelf, above carved dentil detail, rests on a frieze set with three urn and foliate carved panels and is supported on a pair of fluted pilasters and a pair of free standing columns, all with Corinthian capitals, standing on large footblocks. English, late 19th Century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 14839 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 1116"
    187.2 cms
    57 18"
    145 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms
    Internal 40 316"
    102 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
  • Stock: 9300

    A well carved English Rococo style dark mahogany wood antique fireplace mantel. The serpentine shelf supported by large C scrolled brackets is set over an inset frieze panel with carved rosette hatched motif and a central floral cartouche. The scrolled angled, scrolled console jambs terminate in curled feet above large footblocks. English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height
    External 63"
    160 cms
    51"
    129.5 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    39 38"
    100 cms
  • Stock: 10649

    A pleasingly simple Edwardian, carved oak antique fireplace surround raised on tall footblocks and with trailing foliate detail carving around the opening.
    English, circa 1910.

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    width height depth
    External 56 316"
    142.7 cms
    47 18"
    119.7 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    Internal 44 14"
    112.5 cms
    41 18"
    104.5 cms
  • Stock: 14700

    A large finely carved walnut Gothic Revival chimneypiece and over mantel. The carved central plaque depicting fighting hunting dogs is flanked by a running frieze of quatrefoils, supported on the heads of kneeling monks on stiff leaf corbels over simple stop chamfered jambs. The galleried over mantel with four slender corinthian capped columns, supporting finely carved Gothic tracery either side of a central panel containing an oil on canvas painting of a nobleman bearing a standard with the motto FAC ET SPERA ( DO AND HOPE), standing in front of his castle, either side of which are two small corbeled shelves in the form of crouching musicians.
    French, circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 68 78"
    175 cms
    116 18"
    295 cms
    25 316"
    64 cms
    Internal 51 58"
    131 cms
    48 38"
    123 cms
  • Stock: 14638

    A tall antique Renaissance style carved, columned Walnut Trumeau chimneypiece, with its original brass insert. The central arched pediment, containing a deeply carved salamander, is flanked by a fretwork gallery set over a plain frieze, supported on barley twist columns with Corinthian capitals.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64"
    162.5 cms
    106 78"
    271.5 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Internal 35 38"
    90 cms
    43 1116"
    111 cms
  • Stock: 14605

    A large Renaissance style carved Oak chimneypiece, with original brass and cast iron insert. The richly carved frieze of scrolling foliage with a central mask is flanked by spread eagle end blocks, supported on free standing Atlanteans. Shown here with matching andirons SNo 14609 not included in the price.
    French, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 77"
    195.5 cms
    63 58"
    161.5 cms
    24 1316"
    63 cms
    internal wood 43 1116"
    111 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
  • Stock: 14516

    A tall and imposing antique walnut trumeau chimneypiece together with it's original cast iron back plate and accompanying side panels. The large carved salamander on the trumeau is set beneath a high pediment. The fireplace surround, with a rectangular opening and a wide gadrooned frieze centred by acanthus carving, is supported by two large free standing balustered columns resting on plinths above large footblocks. The original central cast iron back panel is centred by another salamander amidst the flames and the twin side panels are embellished with a display of bees.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65"
    165 cms
    114 316"
    290 cms
    22 58"
    57.5 cms
    Internal 34 1316"
    88.5 cms
    39 58"
    100.5 cms
  • Stock: 6577

    An antique French carved oak chimneypiece and overmantel in the Renaissance style flanked by two full height cupboards concealed behind panelling. The high shaped pediment of the overrmantel is set above a gadrooned undershelf beneath which are a pair of strapwork panels with alternating reeded columns. The fireplace surround with a further gadrooned undershelf flanked by a pair of lions head masks above caryatid and strapwork jambs.
    French late 19th century.

    Shown here with fire basket SNo 14140 not included in the price.

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    Overall Width Height Depth
    external 181 78"
    462 cms
    126"
    320 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
    internal
  • Stock: 14430

    A most attractive and tall Arts & Crafts Ash fireplace mantel with three inset repousse copper panels on the overmantel in the style of CFA Voysey, flanked by a pair of demi lune shelves and with slim free standing tapering columns supporting the high pediment resting on pedestal mounted footblocks. The Design Number 25732091 is stamped on the back. Photographed before cleaning and shown together with fire basket SNo 12594 not included in the price. English, possibly Scottish, circa 1910.

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    width height
    63 38"
    161 cms
    68 78"
    175 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms
  • Stock: 14369

    A large antique Jacobean style carved oak and ebony fireplace surround and overmantel. The strapwork barrel frieze is divided by well carved lion masks, mirrored on the endblocks, above the simple fluted pilaster jambs with dental capitals, supported on tall moulded footblocks. The original Yorkstone ingrounds have a graceful Tudor arch and deep mouldings to the opening. The upper fluted frieze on the overmantel is supported on a pair of carved ebony and oak caryatids, decorated with further lion masks, strapwork and carved fruit, flanking geometric panels with ebonized detailing on the dividing pilasters. Labelled on the back, Marsh Jones and Cribb, a renowned Arts & Crafts furniture manufacturers founded around 1850, originally as the firm “Marsh & Jones
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 88 38"
    224.5 cms
    89"
    226 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms
    internal stone 47 58"
    121 cms
    41 1116"
    106 cms
  • Stock: 13945

    A simple panelled walnut antique fireplace surround set with very fine and rare Aesthetic Movement Tiles made by Minton & Company ( 1828 - 1868 ). The tiles, exquisitely hand painted in the unburnished precious metals of fine gold, platinum and dragon red rhodium, depict cranes flying and feeding over tranquil lakes amid islands of bamboo and are the work of Japanese artists brought over by Mintons in the 1880's to add their skills and artistry to that of the Minton ceramicists.
    English circa 1880.

    Note: Rhodium is from the Greek word 'rhodon' meaning rose and was discovered in 1803 by a William Hyde Wollaston, an English chemist, shortly after his discovery of the element palladium. Rhodium tends to occur along with deposits of platinum and is primarily obtained as a byproduct of mining and refining platinum.

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    width hight depth
    72 1316"
    185 cms
    54 78"
    139.5 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    40 38"
    102.5 cms
  • Stock: 14157

    A most attractive large Edwardian fireplace surround carved in beautiful rich Rosewood with very fine, high quality mother of pearl floral marquetry panels on the central frieze panel, endblocks and jambs and a with large dog leg opening.
    English circa 1910

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 316"
    186 cms
    55 78"
    142 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
  • Stock: 13956

    A fine Edwardian carved oak antique fireplace surround and overmantel in the Jacobean manner. The breakfront corniced top rests on four free standing oak columns behind which are three large strapwork panels. The frieze is set with three plainer panels divided by four acanthus detailed brackets. The whole is supported on a pair of reeded columns, embellished with ornate capitals and strapwork detail, standing on large footblocks.
    English early 20th century.

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    width height depth
    69 1116"
    177 cms
    89 38"
    227 cms
    12 38"
    31.5 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
  • Stock: 10284

    A large 19th century antique oak chimneypiece mantel in the Jacobean style. The deeply moulded shelf is set above a double frieze, carved with birds, cherubs riding seahorses, and entwined acanthus leaves, flanked by roaring lion mask end blocks, supported by a pair of caryatids draped in robes in the form of pilasters with ionic capitals, embellished with lion masks and strap work. The fireplace opening is boarded by richly carved mouldings of egg and dart and acanthus.

    English mid 19th century, incorporating 17th and 18th century elements.

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    width height depth
    90 316"
    229 cms
    75 316"
    191 cms
    11 58"
    29.5 cms
    48 316"
    122.5 cms
    48 316"
    122.5 cms
  • Stock: 13603

    An unusually tall and imposing Gothic Revival antique trumeau fireplace surround. The elegant triple cluster columns with their finely carved capitals support a plain panelled frieze, above which is the large trumeau embellished with carved Gothic tracery, below a simple panelled upper frieze and cornice.
    French, circa 1900.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 80 1116"
    205 cms
    133 12"
    339 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms
    Internal 58 1116"
    149 cms
    55 78"
    142 cms
  • Stock: 8512

    A large and grand painted pine & gesso Adam style Georgian fireplace surround. The breakfront shelf over a foliate decorated central tablet and frieze, supported on tapered columns with Ionic capitals.
    Photo before restoration.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 83 18"
    211 cms
    58 18"
    147.5 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    41 1116"
    106 cms
  • Stock: 13405

    A Grand Repousse Copper antique Fireplace Surround.
    Attributed to John Pearson (1859—1930) Master Coppersmith and founder member of the Guild of Handicrafts.

    This elaborately decorated fireplace on its mahogany ground follows a maritime theme depicting mythical sea creatures in the deep and Galleons riding the waves in rolling seas all typical of Pearson's work.
    English circa 1900.

    Notes: In early life John Pearson worked with William de Morgan developing his trademark designs and creations of mythological animals, birds, sea creatures, dragons and galleons, fanciful trees & fruit, all to be very evident throughout his life in his repousse copper work. In 1888 C R Ashbee, the designer and social idealist, offered him the chance to be a founder member of the Guild of Handicraft, a co-operative of Craftsmen being set up in Whitechapel, London and he accepted the offer. He resigned some years later following a dispute with his colleagues but continued to work independently mostly in repousse copper metalware, producing chargers, vases, firescreens, mirror frames and the like.

    Both Liberty and Morris sold his work in this period. In 1929, he closed his workshop and retired to Canvey Island in Essex where, a few months later, he died. At his death, his occupation was described as 'art connoisseur'.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 18"
    178 cms
    61"
    155 cms
    13 58"
    34.5 cms
    Internal 43 1116"
    111 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
  • Stock: 13593

    MONUMENTAL VENETIAN BAROQUE:

    A superb highly ornate carved Walnut Chimneypiece. The architectural pediment, surmounted by a pair of reclining putti above a tympanum centred by a carved panel depicting Vulcans Forge, is flanked by figures of the twins Castor and Pollux known as the Dioskouri and the whole is supported on the shoulders of two massive carved figures of Atlas.The carving is typical of the nineteenth century Italian school, beautiful and seemingly effortless.
    Italian circa 1870.

    This piece was removed from a North American mansion together with
    an associated sideboard SNo13592, see last image. Both were almost
    certainly carved by Italian craftsmen and probably commissioned in
    the late 19th century.

    Notes: Vulcan was the Roman God of fire & volcanoes, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture. In Greek mythology he was known as Hephaestus. He was the son of Juno and Jupiter and because he was born lame legend says that his mother being so displeased at the sight of him flung him out of heaven. He was, though, married to and deeply loved by Venus, the goddess of love and beauty.

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    Width Height Depth
    96 18"
    244 cms
    115"
    292 cms
    24"
    61 cms
    55 78"
    142 cms
    53 12"
    136 cms
  • Stock: 13801

    A highly decorative carved pine chimneypiece mantel in the George III style. The central plaque on the frieze, depicting three putti carrying a deer, is flanked by floral and fruiting swags. The twin foliate paterae on the endblocks are set above rams heads from which garlands tumble down the jambs. The opening is edged with egg and dart detail.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 63 38"
    161 cms
    56 1116"
    144 cms
    6 12"
    16.5 cms
    Internal 36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    41 1116"
    106 cms
  • Stock: 13838

    ART NOUVEAU BEAUTY An exceptional and rare carved oak Art Nouveau chimneypiece with an integral decorative cast iron hooded insert set between two red tiled panels beneath the centred embossed copper plaque. The carved athemion detail echoed on the insert and tiles, together with the graceful sweep of the arch framing the opening, flanked by twin slim reeded columns, is very typical of the designs of this period. English, circa 1900.

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    width height depth
    60 316"
    153 cms
    70 78"
    180 cms
    10 1316"
    27.5 cms
    17 1116"
    45 cms
    23 58"
    60 cms
  • Stock: 11291

    A small carved pine fireplace mantel in the Georgian manner of Robert Adam, the breakfront shelf above three rows of carved deta, the fluted frieze centred by a simple torchere and quiver plaque. The opening framed with carved floral detail.
    English, mid 19th century

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    width height depth
    External 45 316"
    114.8 cms
    46 1116"
    118.5 cms
    6 14"
    16 cms
    Internal 33 14"
    84.5 cms
    31 78"
    81 cms
  • Stock: 11408

    A heavily carved antique oak chimneypiece in the Jacobean manner. The frieze centred with a mask of a crowned king flanked by floral festoons and endblock paterae, the jambs with tumbling floral and fruit festoons.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 75 38"
    191.5 cms
    57 18"
    145 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    Internal 38 58"
    98 cms
    39"
    99 cms
  • Stock: 13584

    A large Renaissance style walnut chimneypiece, intricately carved in high relief. The panelled frieze, embellished with scrolling floral vines centred by a grotesque mask, is flanked with a pair of lion mask endblocks. The tapering pilaster jambs of traditional Jacobean Gothic design are resting on stepped footblocks. The chimneypiece has a tall pyramidal trumeau made in our workshops from original antique walnut.

    The chimneypiece is shown with a pair of beautifully carved beechwood Heraldic beasts a Lion and an Antelope. Each holds a scrolled cabuchon and is mounted on the shelf above the endblocks. The Lion and Antelope are incorporated into the Coat of Arms of the City of Manchester in North West England. Theis pair were originally part of a set together with a plaque of the Coat of Arms and were probably from one of the City’s municipal buildings. The Coat of Arms was granted to the City in 1842 and was derived from the arms of Henry IV.
    English, 1840s and later elements.

    Note: Heraldic Beasts ex SNo 13297. 102cm wide by 46cm deep at the top of the trumeau.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 75 1316"
    192.5 cms
    123"
    312.5 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms
    Internal 47"
    119.5 cms
    50"
    127 cms
  • Stock: 12526

    A substantial oak Fireplace Surround in the Arts & Crafts manner with richly carved sunflower adorrnnent in the panelled jambs which support the large shelf, carved frieze and other linear carved elements.
    (Shown with andirons SNo 12417, now sold, and a swan basket.)
    Circa 1880s.

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    width height depth
    External 76 316"
    193.5 cms
    53 12"
    136 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    Internal 37 38"
    95 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms
  • Stock: 13484

    A large, wide & sturdy antique oak fireplace surround in the English Jacobean manner, highly carved with bold pagan figures on the jambs supporting the finger fluted three panelled frieze flanked by grotesque masks beneath the wide heavily gadrooned shelf. The opening framed with egg and dart carved detail.
    English late 19th century incorporating 17th century elements .

    Shown together with a pair of massive andirons, SNo 13482, sold separately.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 98 38"
    250 cms
    60 58"
    154 cms
    10 58"
    27 cms
    Internal 66 78"
    170 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
  • Stock: 13273

    A fine late Georgian style pine and gesso fireplace surround the frieze centred by a plaque with wheatsheafs and bluebells flanked by floral garlands and classically styled urn endblocks above delicate tumbling floral carvings on the jambs.
    English early 19th century.

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    Width Height
    External 66 78"
    170 cms
    60 58"
    154 cms
    Internal 48 1316"
    124 cms
    47 58"
    121 cms
  • Stock: 13368

    JACOBEAN REVIVAL:
    A carved oak fireplace and overmantel in the Jacobean Revival manner, the overmantel with alternating Tudor roses and acanthus motifs above panelled arched niches either side of a strapwork panel centred by a cherubic mask and separated by tapering fluted columns with acanthus leaf corbels. The wide shelf, supported on two large corbels, above a decoratively carved frieze.The jambs of a more simplistic design with related tapering column motif and square footblocks.
    Recently removed from a farmhouse in Yorkshire.
    English mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 81 12"
    207 cms
    95 1116"
    243 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    Internal 51 316"
    130 cms
    43 18"
    109.4 cms
  • Stock: 13150

    WALNUT TRUMEAU:
    A Majestic Dutch Walnut Trumeau Chimneypiece from a house in the old centre of the City of Haarlem, Holland.

    Purportedly originally part of a panelled room in an 18th century manor house on the country estate of Landgoed Beeckestijn in the surrounding region, it was moved to the house in the City of Haarlem in the 1920's. Carved with Gothic Puginesque elements and fluted columns the elaborate cabuchon bears the monogram JB and is flanked by lion mask heads on the end blocks.
    Dutch, mid 19th century.

    Notes: The initials may be those of Jacob Boreel whose family owned the estate until the 1950s and who was responsible for major renovations to the house in the late 18th century. The manor was built on the edge of the dunes in the Kennemerland region as a summer residence for a wealthy Amsterdam regent. Badly damamged during World War II the manor subsequently underwent further extensive restoration.


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    Width Height Depth
    External 76"
    193 cms
    131 12"
    334 cms
    26 1316"
    68 cms
    Internal 48 316"
    122.5 cms
    34 58"
    88 cms
  • Stock: 13196

    A highly unusual Renaissance style carved and painted pine fire surround and overmantel in the Elizabethan manner with eight simulated leather panels depicting figures from Medieval times. The four panels on the frieze illustrate two scenes from court; one of a king and his minstrel; the second a jovial lord and jester; the other two illustrate domestic scenes; one of a lady sewing with her children playing beside her and the other of a lady spinning yarn with her cat beside her. The four on the jambs depict scantily clad water maidens each in various poses and bearing pitchers. The reeded frieze is centred with carved strapwork above an opening edged with foliate beaded decoration.
    English 1920s.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 75 316"
    191 cms
    74"
    188 cms
    8 18"
    20.5 cms
    Internal 40 316"
    102 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms
  • Stock: 10847

    THE GREEN MAN CHIMNEYPIECE:
    A large well carved oak chimneypiece in the English Jacobean manner. The overmantel with four fluted columns topped by ornate capitals enclosing two rows of three panels, the central panel depicting the emotive Green Man Mask above a row of three Gothic niche. The fireplace frieze, flanked by similar fluted columns and capitals, is carved with Celtic strapwork. English, part 17th century, rebuilt in the early 19th century with matching elements.

    Notes: The Green Man motif is usually depicted as a face surrounded by or made from leaves and sprouting branches or vines, surrounded by flowers or fruit. It often be found as a decorative architectural ornament or carving in churches. It has many variations and is found in many cultures from many ages around the world, He is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring.

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    Width height Depth
    Overall 66 12"
    169 cms
    101 58"
    258 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    Internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    41 18"
    104.5 cms
  • Stock: 12796

    A substantial satinwood inlaid mahogany Edwardian fireplace the substantial shelf supported on scrolled brackets, the frieze decorated with inlaid satinwood bellflower and ribbon swags, the jambs with descending inlaid satinwood bellflowers.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 1116"
    167 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
    10 38"
    26.5 cms
    Internal 45 78"
    116.5 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms
  • Stock: 11256

    An English carved pine chimneypiece in the mid Georgian English Rococo manner. The straight shelf undermoulding carved with oak leaves, shells and scrolled floral motifs over the central female mask tablet looking to Sinistre ( left ) flanked by carved acanthus leaf on the Ogee shaped frieze , large egg & dart above and around the opening the jambs supported either side by scrolled floral brackets. Shown without marble or slate ingrounds for the dog-leg opening. English 19th century.

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    width height depth
    67 78"
    172.5 cms
    57 12"
    146 cms
    6 1116"
    17 cms
    50 1316"
    129 cms
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Antique Wooden Mantels

Antique wooden fireplaces have been enjoyed for centuries. From the earliest examples, heavily carved and worn with time, to strikingly simple Arts and Crafts fireplaces, we try to stock a variety of styles and sizes. Antique wooden mantels are a fabulous way of injecting character into a property, or just making a statement. The appeal of wooden mantels is perhaps their diversity. Wood is a fantastic material to carve, capable of being hewn into numerous forms and being used on projects that vary in scale enormously. These Antique wood fireplace mantels encapsulate a moment in history and a period style.

Antique Oak Fireplaces

Antique oak fireplaces conjure images of inviting country houses with a crackling open fire, a place to welcome guests and family members. Antique oak fireplace mantels bring to mind a rustic country interior, with a substantial focal point and an inviting open fire. They have been a focus of domestic life for centuries. Oak fireplaces mantels range from the earliest of inglenooks to the rustic charm of the arts and crafts movement.

Antique Pine Mantels

Pine fireplace mantels were used widely in the 18th century, and perhaps most famously by the renowned Architect Robert Adam. The most highly sought after of antique pine mantels are almost certainly those that can be attributed to Adam, or those which closely resemble his iconic neoclassical designs with gesso decoration. These antique pine fireplaces were often painted so as to resemble their more expensive marble counterparts or to suit the colour scheme of the room. Antique pine mantels are very rarely found in their original paint, so can be left bare, or painted to a desired finish.

Antique Wood Fireplaces

Wooden fire surrounds are easy to look after, as they can be treated much like antique wooden furniture. We often buy chimneypieces that have been worn and damaged with time, and in our workshops we can restore them to their former glory. Antique wood fireplaces are often carved from rare and beautiful woods that are hard to source today. To buy antique is a more environmentally friendly way to source pieces for the home as buying an antique means that new trees don’t need to be felled and you avoid the risk of purchasing unethically sourced wood.
If you would like any advice on what wooden fireplace to select for your home, do not hesitate to contact us.