Victorian Fireplaces - Exceptional Antiques from Westland London

Victorian, including William IV, Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco antique fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces in marble, stone, wood, cast iron and other metals.

  • Stock: 8123

    A striking Victorian fireplace mantel in white Statuary marble. It is decorated with 17 Minton majolica tiles, five depicting winged heraldic lions holding grapes, three black and one brown prancing horses, four putti rowing in shell boats, and four lion mask shields with scimitar swords. All are set in a stylised Greco-Roman manner. (Research is on-going into the significance behind the tile images). English circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78 18"
    198.5 cms
    46 1116"
    118.5 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    36 12"
    92.8 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • 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

    Listed Price: £6,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12359

    A large well-proportioned carved oak antique chimneypiece in the Palladian manner. The straight moulded shelf over a panelled frieze supported on the large carved Palmette capitals above fluted, volute jambs.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 76 316"
    193.5 cms
    56 18"
    142.5 cms
    8 78"
    22.5 cms
    Internal 42 12"
    108 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 6582

    A substantial antique Victorian Belgian Black and Red Griotte marble fireplace. The fluted frieze, set below the deeply moulded shelf is centred with two foliate paterae plaques separated by a small raised panel, flanked by simple curved end blocks, supported on round cornered panelled jambs. The fireplace opening is framed by generous deep Red Griotte marble mouldings delicately carved with stylised Acanthus leaf decoration in the Greek manner with small round floral paterae to the top corners, above the large moulded foot blocks.
    Belgian late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69 14"
    176 cms
    51"
    129.5 cms
    17 58"
    44.7 cms
    Internal 37"
    94 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £14,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14319

    Late Victorian Rouge Royal antique fire surround with Belgian Black Marble detail. The moulded shelf rests above a frieze set with alternating panels and scrolled acanthus leaf corbels echoed on the endblocks. The tapering pilasters, with egg and dart caps and strapwork detail, front a pair of jambs resting on plain footblocks. Late 19th century, Belgian made for the English market.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 1316"
    187.5 cms
    51"
    129.5 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 40"
    101.5 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13892

    An attractive Victorian marble antique chimneypiece in pure white statuary marble, inlaid with Sienna and Verde Antico marble.The inlaid central plaque is flanked by plain frieze panels and simple end blocks. The jambs have further inlaid Gothic style decoration over simple moulded foot blocks.
    English, mid-19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64 58"
    164 cms
    51 38"
    130.5 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    Internal 38 316"
    97 cms
    38 18"
    96.7 cms

    Listed Price: £14,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14164

    A large Yorkstone Aesthetic Movement antique fireplace surround. The high moulded and generous shelf is decorated with fans alternating with stylised floral detail set above a frieze with eight rosettes centred with Cornish Serpentine marble, the whole is supported on columned jambs flanking its original Minton tiled insert register grate and is shown with integral fireplace kerb. English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64"
    162.5 cms
    57 1116"
    146.5 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Internal 36"
    91.5 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £14,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14163

    A large 19th century white Statuary Marble antique fireplace surround in the Jacobean manner with a deep moulded shelf, the frieze embellished with boldly carved strapwork detail echoed on the volute jambs.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 77 58"
    197 cms
    49 38"
    125.5 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 42 18"
    107 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14362

    A tall antique cast iron fireplace surround with a high and wide moulded shelf above a deep entablature with an ornate vase of fruit amid scrolling foliage on the arched frieze and scrolled detail on the jambs.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 18"
    168 cms
    62"
    157.5 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 37 38"
    95 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14112

    A bold and simple antique Victorian fireplace, in finely veined pencil statuary marble. The end blocks are enriched with simple shields, below the plain rectangular shelf. Supported on simple pilaster jambs, over moulded foot blocks.
    Scottish, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 18"
    178 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    10"
    25.3 cms
    Internal 36 316"
    92 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £7,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14018

    An unusually large and deep antique Victorian white statuary marble arched Victorian fireplace mantel with a central keystone above the arch. The deep shelf is supported on a pair of large scrolled corbels above simple panelled jambs. English circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 79 1116"
    202.5 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    17 18"
    43.5 cms
    Internal 37 1316"
    96 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13627

    A tall and stately rosewood and ebony chimneypiece and overmantle in the French Baroque manner. The overmantle mirror, framed with egg and dart & fleur de lys decoration, is set beneath a large cartouche centred with a monogrammed boss with the letters FF and is flanked by ebony lozenge detail and ribboned foliate festoons. The fireplace, with panels of foliate decoration on the frieze and endblocks, is supported by a pair of free standing, elaborately carved ebony columns fronting the jambs and framing the slow arched opening which is edged with egg and dart detail and further ribboned foliate festoons. French, mid to late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 59 18"
    150 cms
    101 38"
    257.5 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms
    Internal 33 18"
    84 cms
    34 1316"
    88.5 cms

    Listed Price: £24,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11875

    A simple and restrained 19th century white Carrara Marble chimneypiece with corbelled endblocks.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 62 316"
    158 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 37 1316"
    96 cms
    38 1316"
    98.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13254

    A mid 19th century lightly veined white statuary marble fireplace, with plain frieze and supporting jambs, the endblocks are decorated with floral bouquets beneath the deep and wide shelf. Recently removed from a house in Kensington, London, once the home of the American actress Ava Gardiner.
    Mid, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 12"
    179 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    Internal 36 316"
    92 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13248

    THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTING: An Aesthetic Movement Register Grate and Walnut Fire Surround. The fire surround has a breakfront shelf above a frieze with alternating rosette panelled designs, curiously the left set differs from those on the right, the frieze is centred by the initials EC and the date 1875, and the opening is set with Ashburton marble slips. The integral Register Grate has ten hand painted tiles, four of which depict 17th century Dutch Painters, who were of the Dutch Realist School of Genre Painting in Utrecht, Delft & Leiden or Amsterdam.

    The Integral Register Grate has ten hand painted tiles, four of which depict 17th century Dutch Painters, all of whom were of the Dutch Realist School of Genre Painting in Utrecht, Delft and Leiden or Amsterdam.

    The painters are from the bottom left:
    WOUTER CRABET(H) (1594 – 1644) The School of Delft and the most important Dutch Golden Age artist in the town of Gouda.
    LEONARD BRAMER (1596 – 1667) The School of Delft an established painter of note who had studied in Italy & who later became a pupil of Rembrandt.
    REMBRANDT Harmensz van Rijn (1606 – 1669) whose artistic ability could not be contained within the confines of Dutch Realism. A grand manner artist in his depictions of the drama of the Bible and an acute portraitist, including many famous portraits of himself, capturing the complete range of human emotions.
    GERARD DOU (1613 – 1675) a pupil of Rembrandt & founder of the Painters Guild of Leiden another Dutch Golden Age painter he specialised in genre scenes & was noted for his trompe l’oeil and candlelit night-scenes.
    English Dated 1875.

    NOTE- The walnut surround was probably manufactured by Gillows of Lancaster as they manufactured the original furnishings for the property in Windemere from which this fireplace was removed.

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    Width Height
    External 79 12"
    202 cms
    64 58"
    164 cms

    Listed Price: £9,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13324

    A burnished Victorian cast iron fireplace in the Neoclassical style with a break front shelf above an egg and dart fringe, the stop fluted frieze centred by a pretty urn and a foliate decorated plaque, flanked by bullseye end blocks and with trailing bell flowers surrounding the opening.
    English, 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 316"
    160.5 cms
    53"
    134.5 cms
    10 316"
    25.8 cms
    Internal 37 38"
    95 cms
    37 1116"
    95.7 cms

    Listed Price: £3,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • A Fine Victorian Statuary Marble Fireplace Reserved

    Stock: 13322

    A rather fine mid 19th century Victorian chimney piece in figured white statuary marble. The frieze, jambs and endblocks are boldly carved with a delicate profusion of trailing tendrils of clematis and passion flowers centred by acanthus leaf motifs.
    English, 1850s.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 14"
    178.5 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13011

    An enormous and grand antique Victorian walnut chimneypiece in the Neoclassical style. The frieze elaborately carved with three pairs of sea serpents alternating with flambeau urns and scallop shells. The shells are repeated on the panelled surround of the opening. Larger scallop shells are set on the endblocks and the jambs have entwined decoration set within panels framed by beading and egg & dart edging. There is a brass plaque fixed to the undershelf with the engraved signature of Carlo Scarselli and the date 1878.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 122 1316"
    312 cms
    78"
    198 cms
    22"
    56 cms
    Internal 55 78"
    142 cms
    50 1316"
    129 cms
  • Stock: 13073

    A tall polished cast iron surround the moulded mantle above a stylised motif decorated frieze, with twin corinthian style fluted pilaster jambs raised on large foot blocks. Originally designed to be a surround for a stove. Cast into the back are the words ' The Home Ruler'.
    English Registered Number 50859 for 1887, made by the O'Brien Thomas Foundry see image below.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 50 38"
    128 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Internal 29 18"
    74 cms
    45 78"
    116.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12582

    A rare Martinware saltglaze ceramic fireplace surround by Robert Wallace Martin of the renowned 19th century Fulham Pottery Martin Brothers (1873 to 1923). The pottery later moved to Havelock Road in Southall, London.

    This example, dated 1881, features nine architectural panels, incised with scrolling flowers and foliage panels containing serpents, dragons and mythical beasts, panels of oak leaf and acorns. The sides with further incised panels of scrolling foliage with birds and squirrels, glazed ochre, brown and blue, other marks, impressed mark to bottom right corner.

    Notes: The four Martin Brothers, Wallace, Walter, Charles and Edwin, produced a distinctive type of stoneware pottery, called Martinware, from the 1870s through to the First World War, with a little work being produced through to 1923 when their pottery closed.
    Robert Wallace Martin, the eldest brother, had worked for a while for the architectural sculptor J. B. Phillips of Vauxhall Bridge Road, and later took drawing classes at the nearby Lambeth School of Art.


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    Width Height Depth
    External 55 78"
    142 cms
    48"
    122 cms
    4 1116"
    12 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms
  • Stock: 12291

    An early Victorian carved limestone Chimneypiece with a large moulded shelf over a convex panelled frieze flanked by large roundels / bull's eyes, supported on rectangular panelled jambs. Image before restoration. English, circa 1840.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64 316"
    163 cms
    56 14"
    143 cms
    4 12"
    11.5 cms
    Internal 32 78"
    83.5 cms
    40 38"
    102.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11280

    A rare Victorian Arts & Crafts Arched chimneypiece in the Tudor Gothic Revival manner. Carved in white marble,with a spaced stylised dentil under the coffered integral shelf. The segmented frieze with the indented arch, set with three winged shields.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 62 38"
    158.5 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms
    Internal 36 38"
    92.5 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10466

    An early 19th century burnished 'bulls-eye' cast-iron antique fireplace mantle.

    Circa 1830.

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    width height depth
    External 51 1316"
    131.6 cms
    43 14"
    110 cms
    7 58"
    19.3 cms
    Internal 34 14"
    87 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £2,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10041

    A large and imposing Victorian arched fireplace carved in Italian white marble with a scrolled central keystone. over a carved rope twist arched opening. The massive plain moulded shelf is supported on twin scrolled brackets descending into twin pilasters with carved guilloche motif inset in the panels.
    English mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    81"
    205.7 cms
    48"
    121.9 cms
    15 12"
    39.4 cms
    39"
    99.1 cms
    36"
    91.4 cms

    Listed Price: £14,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9684

    A boldly carved Carrara marble chimneypiece in the Palladian manner. French late 19th century. A near pair with 9052.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69 14"
    176 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    Internal 40 78"
    104 cms
    35 38"
    90 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 6407

    An attractive Victorian arched fireplace in richly veined Rosa Valencia marble. Namur black marble reeded detailing on the keystone, the underfrieze and foot block mouldings. English circa 1880.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78"
    198 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
    14"
    35.5 cms
    Internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7352

    A large Victorian Bianco Pi marble arched chimneypiece with serpentine shelf over angled ‘C’ scrolled endblocks and scrolled Cabriole jambs, the tall arch centred by a small ribbed keystone.
    English, circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70"
    177.8 cms
    50 12"
    128.3 cms
    18 12"
    47 cms
    Internal 39"
    99.1 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8310

    An unusual and small Victorian cast-iron antique French Regency style fireplace mantel with scrolled floral decoration and a black marble top.
    Circa 1840.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 39 1316"
    101 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 22 58"
    57.5 cms
    26 58"
    67.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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Victorian and Edwardian Fireplaces (1837-1910)
Our Victorian fireplaces make up one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of antique chimneypieces and mantels found anywhere in the world. As the Edwardian era followed and overlapped the Victorian Era, we have also included our Edwardian fireplaces in this section.

The History
The Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (1837 to 1901) - and this being one of the longest reigns of a British monarch, her time as Queen saw not only a change of centuries, but also various transitions of interior styles and fashions. As the Industrial Revolution flourished, mass production meant more goods were readily available, with the emerging middle classes beginning to take pride in decorating their homes with items that had previously only been available to the wealthy.

Victorian Design Features
Victorian-era furniture was rarely consistent with one particular style - revival styles such as Gothic and Rococo were among the most common to be seen in furniture designs during this time. Designs from the Victorian era often featured combinations of earlier styles, and were greatly influenced by travels to the Far East and The Orient - a new sense of the exotic began to influence design and style as can be seen in Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces.

The Heart of the Home
Early- and mid-Victorian fireplace styles are characterised by ornate and intricate designs, often focused on floral patterns which have proved to be very popular in modern-day reproductions. Later Victorian fire surround designs became more geometric and clean-cut, but both late and earlier designs are a true reflection of the distinctive skills possessed by craftsmen at the time. Victorian fireplaces stood at the heart of the home and were considered to be the focal point of the room. Fireplace sizes would have depended on the room in question - for example, areas where guests were received featured fireplaces and mantels of the grandest designs. Along with the ornamentation of the Victorian fireplace mantel, fire screens, which had previously served solely functional purposes, gave Victorian women an opportunity to display their decorating skills. Victorian fireplaces are among the most sought after and popular types of antique mantels to be found in British homes today, as people strive to restore original period features and incorporate antique styles into their modern homes.

The Edwardian Era
The Edwardian Era covers the reign of King Edward VII from 1901 to 1910. However, this is sometimes extended from the 1890s to the First World War to capture long-term trends. Edwardian homes were designed with larger halls and living rooms with an emphasis on air and light. By the late 1890s it became more common for homes of the middle to upper class to have electricity, phones, indoor plumbing, and even a car. Edwardian architecture is generally less ornate than Victorian architecture except for the Edwardian Baroque revival which prized one thing above all and that was showing off. The Edwardian fireplaces were simpler than the Victorian and often featured Georgian and Art Nouveau details.

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