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GOTHIC, RENAISSANCE & JACOBEAN ANTIQUE FIREPLACES

A large selection of Renaissance, Gothic and Jacobean antique fireplaces, chimneypieces and mantels in wood, stone and marble.

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The term Renaissance, used here, covers other related periods and styles in different regions.  Antique Italian Renaissance fireplaces are still to be found in the Palazzi and Villas of Venice and Florence particularly. Antique Gothic, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor and Jacobean fireplace mantels, including English and Scottish, likewise can be found in many a great English, Scottish, Irish, and later also American, Country or Town House, Residence or Palace. Gothic architecture preceded the Renaissance and later of course there were the Neo Gothic, Renaissance, Jacobean and Tudor Revival of the 18th and 19th centuries - when a style or pastiche of a style became fashionable, a trend which continues to this day.

Viewing our range of Antique Gothic, Renaissance and Jacobean fireplaces, chimneypieces and mantels may contain just the one to suit your needs.

Gothic fireplaces
The Gothic style, with its origins in medieval Europe, endured the centuries to remain a popular building style. It perhaps enjoyed its greatest revival in the Victorian period, where architects such as AWN Pugin designed grand private residences in the Gothic Revival style. These buildings were adorned with Gothic stone fireplaces with intricate carved tracery and arched openings. A Gothic fireplace can also be carved from beautiful marbles, infinite in their variety, and even made from a wonderful melange of multiple marbles, so that the Gothic fireplace surround can stand out even more against its iron or masonry interior.

Such Gothic antiques look beautiful when displayed in period interiors, but they needn’t be confined to period homes. A Gothic fireplace can look beautifully striking when installed within a more contemporary home, especially if there are other Gothic antiques within the same interior.

Tudor, Renaissance and Jacob fireplaces
In Europe, the Renaissance fireplace was rooted in the classical traditions of antiquity, most often emerging as columned fireplaces carved with classical motifs and mythical creatures. In 16th century England, the Tudor fireplace combined elements of the European Renaissance fireplace, with the forms of the English Gothic fireplace to create a grand style that was most often rendered in stone. The Tudor fireplace was most often confined to manor houses and larger stately homes, as more modest properties were still using simple inglenooks. Later, the Jacobean fireplace emerged, a profusion of carving most often in wood and like the Tudor fireplace surround, sometimes in stone.

If you are looking for Gothic, Jacobean or Renaissance fireplaces London our London showroom is a must, with 14,000 square feet of galleries to browse.