GOTHIC, RENAISSANCE & JACOBEAN ANTIQUE FIREPLACES

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

  • Large 19th Century Stone Trumeau Fireplace Reserved

    Stock: 16228

    A grand and monumental early Victorian trumeau chimneypiece in the Renaissance Revival style. The blockwork trumeau is centred by an armorial and rests on a large freize carved with floral spandrels in the Tudor Revival style, over cantilevered, moulded jambs. A fine fireplace best suited to a grand interior.

    English, c.1860.

    Provenance: Hinton Old Hall, Shropshire.

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    width height depth
    External, inc. hearth 68 12"
    174 cms
    86"
    218.5 cms
    11 12"
    29.3 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    35 316"
    89.5 cms
  • Stock: 14420

    A tall oak and Belgian Blue Stone antique chimneypiece in the Renaissance manner. The panelled fluted frieze with central acanthus detail is flanked by pairs of lion mask end blocks and set beneath a generous moulded egg and dart corniced shelf. The whole is supported by deep carved and polished Belgian Blue Stone fluted corbels above tall Ionic columns over moulded and panelled foot blocks. Belgian, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 14392 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 77 38"
    196.5 cms
    89"
    226 cms
    25 38"
    64.5 cms
    Internal 49 58"
    126 cms
    70 1116"
    179.5 cms

    Listed Price: £19,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 16337

    An exceptional Gothic Revival stone chimneypiece from Woodchester Mansion. Carved from soft buff coloured Bath stone, this chimneypiece is a celebration of nature, with a floral undershelf beautifully carved in high relief. This rests on a frieze carved with five foliate panels. One panel is carved with a vine, the other a flowering lily, the central panel depicts two birds devouring grapes from a vine, the next, a British oak laden with acorns, and the final panel, a fruiting ivy.
    This beautiful carving is surpassed only on the spandrels, where on one side it is carved with a grapevine, and on the other a serpent is shown within a fruiting tree, evoking the story of Eve. The jambs are deftly carved with floral paterae and grapevines over moulded footblocks.

    This piece is an extraordinary survival from the unfinished Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire. By repute it was designed and made for the mansion but was never installed as the building project was left unfinished. AWN Pugin drew up early plans for this house, but the project was later taken on by Benjamin Bucknall. It is uncertain whether this chimneypiece was designed by Pugin, or was in fact designed by Bucknall, but it does share many stylistic similarities to the stonework throughout the rest of the house. Sadly after the patron of the project died, his Gothic vision was never realised in full.

    English, c.1860

    Provenance: Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 55 38"
    140.7 cms
    58 1116"
    149 cms
    8"
    20.3 cms
    Internal 33 1116"
    85.5 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms
  • Stock: 16322

    A fine Jacobean Revival chimneypiece with exceptional stone ingrounds. The oak chimneypiece is beautifully carved, the high shelf with four nude terms dressed with elaborate headpieces carved in high relief, whilst the frieze is carved with Jacobean fretwork in crisp low relief. The tapered jambs support two portrait endblocks and terminate in high footblocks, which rest over the stone. This encloses the spectacular ingrounds, which have a beautiful frieze carved with foliate scrolls and two opposing birds.

    English, 19th century.

    Provenance: A country house in Cheshire.

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    width height depth
    External 82 12"
    209.6 cms
    60"
    152.4 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    47"
    119.4 cms
  • Stock: 15859

    A large and grand Renaissance Revival chimneypiece in Walnut. The inverted breakfront overmantel has a large cornice, which is supported by twin Corinthian freestanding columns. These flank the panelled frieze, which is centred by a beautiful panel carved with fantastical putti holding cornucopia, from which mythical birds pluck fruit. This large overmantel sits above the main chimneypiece, which is also a grand affair. The frieze is evenly placed with both triglyphs and biglyphs between finely carved foliate panels in low relief. Fluted and collared columns on large footblocks support the shelf.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 78"
    187.7 cms
    96 14"
    244.5 cms
    12 1116"
    32.2 cms
    Internal 32 14"
    82 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms
  • Stock: 16022

    A Tudor revival fireplace in warm honey coloured Bath stone. The gently pointed Tudor arch with foliate spandrels is flanked by a pair of deeply carved Tudor roses, beneath a deeply moulded shelf. All supported on plain stop chamfered jambs which are finished off with small scrolls to their bases.
    English, circa 1920.

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    width height depth
    External 63 78"
    162.2 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    6"
    15.2 cms
    internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms
  • Stock: 14874

    A large carved oak Jacobean fireplace surround and overmantel. The high breakfront shelf rests above bead and reel and bracket supports. The carved overmantel is embellished with a pair of scrolled foliate panels beneath which are decoratively arched panels alternating with slender pairs of elaborately carved columns. The fireplace surround, with a double panel frieze with linked anthemion detail interspersed with diamond lozenges, is supported on a pair of tall carved columns with further lozenge detail on the footblocks.
    English, c.1650.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64 1316"
    164.5 cms
    96 1116"
    245.5 cms
    9 58"
    24.5 cms
    Internal 37 58"
    95.5 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
  • Stock: 15909

    An antique Gothic Revival Hopton Wood stone fireplace of grand proportions. The wide shelf is supported by a carved fleur de lys keystone, which is flanked by trefoil spandrels over a Tudor arch. Twisting pilasters are mounted in front of wide, flat jambs over large footblocks.
    English, c.1860.

    Shown here with fire basket 15126, sold separately.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 72 12"
    184.2 cms
    49 18"
    124.8 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Internal 37 38"
    95 cms
    36 1116"
    93.2 cms

    Listed Price: £18,000 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15858

    A monumental and grand Victorian chimneypiece in oak. The grand and imposing double height chimneypiece with collared twin columns and a large mirrored overmantel is Renaissance Revival in style and is carved from beautifully warm oak.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 108 18"
    274.5 cms
    113 38"
    288 cms
    13 38"
    34 cms
    Internal 50"
    127 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms

    Listed Price: £18,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14533

    A beautiful, tall and elegant walnut wood antique trumeau fireplace surround. A most stunning and grand piece.The overmantel, beneath the breakfront pediment, is centred by a finely carved deep sea dragon amidst swirling sea fronds and a sea serpent above which can be seen a prominent grotesque mask. The fire surround, with further swirling fronds and sea dragons on the frieze, is supported on plain jambs fronted by free standing, boldly carved male and female terms, beneath acanthus and cabuchon carvings, standing on pediments above tall stepped foot blocks. French circa 1870.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12527 not included in the price.

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    width height depth
    external 63 38"
    161 cms
    126 1316"
    322 cms
    30 78"
    78.5 cms
    internal 40 316"
    102 cms
    39 38"
    100 cms
  • Stock: 15474

    A simply carved Tudor Revival Horton Stone Chimneypiece hewn from five blocks of stone. The only decoration is the elegant spandrels featuring a carved decoration of Tudor Roses to the corners from which emanate trailing leaves. This frames the softly rounded opening. English, circa 1930.

    Notes: Horton stone is a limestone named after quarries at Hornton in north-west Oxfordshire. It is typically a rich tawny brown in colour, with natural variations.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 18"
    167.8 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    5"
    12.7 cms
    Internal 42 18"
    107 cms
    33 1316"
    85.8 cms
  • Stock: 15676

    A large Gothic Revival Chimneypiece in Warm Red Languedoc marble. The moulded shelf sits over Gothic columned corbels.
    English, c.1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 12"
    179 cms
    50"
    127 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    Internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
  • Stock: 12172

    A boldly carved Gothic Revival composition stone chimneypiece. The frieze, set beneath a generous moulded shelf with deeply carved Gothic tracery echoed on the jambs, is flanked by stylised turret endblocks above further turret styled corbels on the jambs which rest on simple moulded foot blocks. Once a pair with SNo 12171 now sold.
    English mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    61 58"
    156.5 cms
    50 38"
    128 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    35"
    89 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
  • Stock: 10848

    A Tudor Revival limestone fireplace surround with a moulded, stepped shelf above a Tudor arched opening and with oak leaf and acorn carved detail on the spandrels.
    English 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 53 18"
    135 cms
    45 78"
    116.5 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 31 12"
    80 cms
    32 12"
    82.5 cms
  • Stock: 12734

    A large Victorian limestone fireplace surround in the Elizabethan style with carved shields and highly stylised mythical beasts carved on the spandrels. Image before restoration. English, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 14"
    155.6 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    6"
    15.2 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
  • Stock: 9119

    A tall Jacobean Revival antique oak chimneypiece with a panelled, pyramid overmantel above a recessed shelf resting on the large fire surround and supported by a pair of substantial free standing columns fronting the jambs. English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71"
    180.3 cms
    112 58"
    286 cms
    15"
    38.1 cms
    Internal 48 316"
    122.5 cms
    42 14"
    107.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 9151

    A tall mahogany chimneypiece in the Renaissance Revival manner. The richly carved deep frieze, featuring fruit filled cornucopia, is centred by a pair of mythical birds and a gadrooned urn with stylised mythical serpents either side. Tall reeded tapering columns topped by Corinthian capitals front the jambs. English, circa 1890.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12784 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 67 14"
    171 cms
    63 38"
    161 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 40 58"
    103 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms

    Listed Price: £5,600 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13353

    A monumental French Renaissance style antique chimneypiece highly carved in creamy Caen Stone. The massive entablature, with its breakfront shelf centred by a podium above fruit and a grotesque mask, has a boldly carved frieze of mythical dragons and serpents amidst scrolling foliage. There are two large humorous figural carvings on the endblocks. To the left is the figure of a furtive peasant and to the right that of a lounging court jester. The whole is supported on a pair of free standing columns, with elaborate capitals, fronting the jambs.
    French, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with fire basket SNo 14374 not included.

    Notes: Caen Stone is a light and creamy yellow Jurassic limestone formed approximately 167 million years ago and quarried near the City of Caen in north western France. It was used in the building of many historic French churches and abbeys and was also partially used in the construction of Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London in England.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 79 78"
    203 cms
    61 1316"
    157 cms
    23"
    58.5 cms
    Internal 45 1116"
    116 cms
    46 12"
    118 cms
  • Stock: 14727

    A fine Gothic Revival Caen stone chimneypiece, attributed to John Middleton (1820–1885). This grand chimneypiece has double columned jambs in a garnet coloured Serpentine marble which support a Languedoc marble shelf. The fireplace bears attributes of Norman ecclesiastical architecture, with zigzag mouldings framing both the frieze and the arched opening due not only to Middleton’s passion for church architecture but also reflecting the great religious revival of the nineteenth century; the Oxford movement perhaps being the most famous.

    It is likely to have come from a grand Gothic Revival House in Cheltenham or its environs. It would have no doubt come from a room of grand proportions and it certainly would have made a magnificent centrepiece.

    English, circa 1870.

    Notes: Orphaned from a young age, Middleton was left only a modest allowance which he used to train as an architect in the North of England. He did however manage to travel to Europe, which influenced his style a great deal. Middleton went on to design a number of churches, residences and even railway stations in the favoured Gothic style of the period. Some of the most beautiful residences and public buildings he designed were in Cheltenham, including the Cheltenham Ladies College. Nearly every private residence he designed had a grand chimneypiece. These Gothic creations were hewn from both stone and marble, with grand columns and bold carving, not so different in design from gothic sedilia.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 96 18"
    244 cms
    61 1316"
    157 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    42 78"
    109 cms
  • Stock: 14774

    A tall and unique Gothic Revival oak fireplace mantel together with the original Kilkenny Black Marble fender. The high stepped shelf has a central podium flanked by two demi lune podiums under carved with foliate detail, beneath which is a castellated border centred by a keystone with a plain shield. The deeply carved foliate spandrels frame the arched opening with its English Marble ingrounds. The tall oak jambs, with small ebonised columns, are supported on sturdy double footblocks.

    English, circa 1850.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 68 78"
    175 cms
    65 78"
    167.5 cms
    14 14"
    36.3 cms
    Internal 37"
    94 cms
    36 1316"
    93.5 cms

    Listed Price: £18,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14564

    A fine, large and stately French Renaissance style antique walnut fireplace with a tall pedimented overmantel set with winged dragons holding a caduceus cartouche above the large egg and dart framed mirror. The three panelled frieze of the fireplace is supported by a pair of ornate free standing columns fronting the jambs. French, late 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12149 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74 316"
    188.5 cms
    143 78"
    365.5 cms
    25"
    63.5 cms
    Internal 51 58"
    131 cms
    56 18"
    142.5 cms

    Listed Price: £22,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14398

    A superb, tall and elegant twin columned Gothic Revival antique chimneypiece in finely figured, softly dark grey Saint Anne Marble. This is a wonderful fireplace imposing in its simplicity and one of a kind. The wide moulded shelf rests on twin pairs of attached octagonal columns, each with moulded capitals, supported on sturdy footblocks. The plain frieze is centred by a simple shield above the slow arch of the opening set with quatrefoil carvings on the spandrels.
    English, possibly Scottish circa 1860.

    Shown here together with firegrate SNo 11882 now sold.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 82 12"
    209.5 cms
    54 58"
    138.6 cms
    15 316"
    38.5 cms
    Internal 43 1116"
    111 cms
    39 316"
    99.5 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: 12675

    A Tudor Gothic Revival antique stone fireplace surround with a gentle arched opening and deeply carved recumbent stylised sea dragons on the spandrels.
    English, mid to late 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12531 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 58 18"
    147.5 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    6 14"
    16 cms
    Internal 40 38"
    102.5 cms
    37"
    94 cms
  • Stock: 13878

    A tall carved oak fireplace in the Jacobean style. The high overmantel is set with three decorative panels beneath which are two arched panels either side of a geometric panel, alternating with baton posts and resting on the simple fireplace surround with further baton posts on the reeded jambs.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74 18"
    188.3 cms
    100 38"
    255 cms
    4 1116"
    12 cms
    Internal 56 12"
    143.5 cms
    53 14"
    135.5 cms
  • Stock: 4721

    A rare Venetian Renaissance antique fireplace mantel from the fifteenth century. This extremely rare chimneypiece is carved in Pietra d’Istria Marble from the Istrian Peninsula near Venice and is attributed to Giorgio da Sebenico, sculptor of the Duomo San Francesco, Cathedral of Ancona, which features near identical images on the portal.
    Italian, circa 1460.

    Scale : Large.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78 1116"
    200 cms
    74"
    188 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    Internal 68 14"
    173.4 cms
    65 316"
    165.7 cms
  • Stock: 14454

    A tall twin columned antique walnut Trumeau fireplace surround with Gothic Revival detail throughout. The simple overmantel with a high stepped pediment rests above the double frieze, the upper of carved arches flanked by linefold endblocks, and the lower with a row of demi-lune quatrefoils. The plain jambs are fronted by twin pairs of slim columns, with carved capitals, resting on sturdy footblocks. French, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 11882 now sold.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64 38"
    163.5 cms
    111 1316"
    284 cms
    20 1116"
    52.5 cms
    Internal 33 78"
    86 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms

    Listed Price: £18,500 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14139

    A carved oak Jacobean style chimneypiece and overmantel of modest proportions. The deeply carved strap work frieze on the fireplace is decorated with Tudor roses and roundels containing portraits of bearded noblemen and is flanked by floral paterae end blocks supported on caryatid jambs. The caryatids, set within deep egg and dart bordered panels, stand on carved foot blocks. The overmantel, beneath a simple but boldly moulded cornice, is divided into three panels inset with light coloured fruit wood and black ebony geometric designs. Each panel alternates with male and female terms holding cherub, fruit and foliate panels
    English, rebuilt in the mid 19th century with 17th & 18th century elements.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 18"
    180.5 cms
    79 12"
    202 cms
    10"
    25.5 cms
    Internal 44 1116"
    113.5 cms
    40 1116"
    103.5 cms
  • Stock: 14186

    A Gothic Revival limestone antique fireplace surround with a small central keystone linking the frieze to the gentle arched opening. The shelf is supported on six small brackets to the sides. A pair with SNo 14185 not yet on the website.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 38"
    156 cms
    53 1116"
    136.5 cms
    10 38"
    26.5 cms
    Internal 35"
    89 cms
    41 12"
    105.5 cms
  • Stock: 12494

    A compact carved walnut antique chimneypiece in the Italian Renaissance manner with an ornately carved frieze flanked by cavorting putti on the endblocks above fluted columns with elaborately carved corinthian capitals and scrolled decoration fronting the jambs and resting on simple footblocks.
    English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 58 14"
    148 cms
    60 58"
    154 cms
    10 1316"
    27.5 cms
    Internal 40 58"
    103 cms
    45 78"
    116.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,700 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14307

    A smart High Renaissance style polished Belgian Black Marble antique fireplace surround with three foliate carved panels on the frieze flanked by a pair of lozenge endblocks set above tapering free standing fluted columns resting on double footblocks. Flemish 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 1316"
    162 cms
    59 18"
    150 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    44 78"
    114 cms

    Listed Price: £15,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13874

    THE ITALIAN WARS
    A monumental and imposing richly carved French walnut trumeau chimneypiece. The generously moulded cornice lies above a dramatically carved arched central panel dominating the trumeau frieze and depicting a scene of battle probably relating to the eighth Italian War (1551-1559) when Henry II of France declared war against Charles V ruler of the Holy Roman Empire. The panel is flanked on either side by two large carved horned and winged mythical beasts and the whole rests on the wide and sturdy fireplace surround beneath.

    The deep shelf of the fireplace surround, with its carved alternating bossed frieze, sits above a pair of robust fluted columns with Corinthian capitals and stepped footblocks and the deep set fireplace opening is topped by a finely carved and decorative border detail.
    French, mid 19th century.

    Notes: The 1551-1559 Italian War was also known as the Habsburg – Valois War. There were a series of conflicts from 1494 to 1559 that involved, at various times, most of the city-states of Italy, the Papal States, most of the major states of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire. Originally arising from dynastic disputes over the Duchy of Milan and the Kingdom of Naples, the wars rapidly became a general struggle for power and territory among their various participants, and were marked with an increasing number of alliances, counter-alliances and betrayals.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 79 1116"
    202.5 cms
    107 18"
    272 cms
    29 78"
    76 cms
    Internal 46 78"
    119 cms
    35"
    89 cms
  • Stock: 10272

    A small and elegant Gothic Revival antique chimneypiece in attractive brown coral fossil marble, with a simple moulded shelf above a slow arched opening and with recessed Gothic panels on the jambs resting on plain footblocks.
    English mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 38"
    145.8 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 36"
    91.5 cms
    39 38"
    100 cms
  • Stock: 10564

    A tall antique carved oak fireplace surround & overmantel in the Jacobean style. The surround with fluted corinthian column jambs and a cushioned mantel shelf, the overmantel with two quartered panels separated by three pilaster Aztec style figures with stylised floral headdresses. The upper frieze, flanked by grotesque masks, is centred by a plain shield surrounded by scrolling leaf & figural carved decoration.

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

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    width height depth
    External 84 58"
    215 cms
    99"
    251.5 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    Internal 59 38"
    151 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 restored.(+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 8980

    A rare Italian Renaissance highly carved antique stone chimneypiece. The frieze with running acanthus and dentil decoration. The scrolled jambs, resting on paw feet are centred by lion masks holding ribboned festoons in their mouths.
    Italian early 17th century. ( Photo before restoration and paint removal )

    Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600

    width height depth
    exterior 76"
    193 cms
    74"
    188 cms
    21 18"
    53.5 cms
    interior 61 316"
    155.5 cms
    57 12"
    146 cms
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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.