The phrases period fireplaces and period fire surrounds means a fire surround or fireplace that is either an authentic antique dating from over 100 years ago or more likely an accurate reproduction carved in the modern era.
English Fireplaces specialises in creating reproduction period fireplaces and fire surrounds carved from the finest natural materials – marble, limestone, sandstone and beautiful wood. The fire surrounds are typically hand-carved by time served master craftsmen replicating authentic period designs. Such is their skill that our fireplaces are regularly given Listed Building approval.
English Fireplaces offers five collections of period fire surrounds and the characteristics are usually immediately evident reflecting both the development of fireplace structure and architectural fashion. These are Tudor – typically of sandstone and relatively simple; Georgian – starting with more complex architectural forms and then becoming highly influenced by the styles of architects such as Adams and Chambers; Regency – which were much less grand and far more common with the growth of towns; Victorian – which become simpler still – although there are some flamboyant Gothic examples – and a final collection is the French – which originated in the highly stylised French 18th century court but became popular in England throughout the 19th century.
However whatever the period of origin a period fire surround is a beautiful centrepiece to the room – as long as it is in proportion it will add character to homes both old and new, both traditional and contemporary.
English Fireplaces will be delighted to guide you on your choice – and remember we are not limited to our standard collections of period fireplaces – our bespoke service can offer you a reproduction of virtually any fire surround from history.
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