The highest point of an arch
An art movement from the 1920s and 1930s known for its geometric forms
An art movement that ended during the early 1900’s known for its
A development of the
Aesthetic Movement that influenced other movemants including Art Nouveau
that commonly used natural forms such as birds, blossom and fruit.
A style of fret.
Applied mouldings in the "Adams Style"
A moulding around a panel, projecting beyond the surface of the
Very thin lines denoting the edges of veneered panels
Where the frieze of the Fireplace Mantel projects forward in the
An alloy of copper, tin, zinc.
The Fireplace Mantelpiece does not overlap. It has flush edges
Canopy on legs
A cast iron frame introduced around 1880 and which became very popular
in Edwardian times. It dispensed with a cast iron frame
for the tiles which were cast into their own tile
panels and placed
on either side of the canopy at an angle depending on the size of the surrounding
Having "turrets" or "battlement" details like a
Bevelled or sloped .
A solid area of floor on which a Fireplace stands.
A stove manufactured in the twenty first century.
A style from the late 1950s -60s, commonly asymmetric. A radical change from beige post war All Tiled Fireplaces.
A projection that supports weight.
Vertical veneer panels usually 1' section
The opening in a Fireplace Mantel.
Also called the sight opening.
Castellated moulding in a small section
A step down in height at the ends of a Fireplace Mantel. A typical Art Deco feature.
Refers to the reign of any King named Edward. On this site it refers to
the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910).
The part of a Fireplace Mantel on top of the columns or legs with roundels, corbels
and other decoration,
Glazed coloured earthenware.
A ceramic coated heatproof
fibre used behind a gas fire.
A way to reduce the daylight opening. They
are made in metal, wood, slate etc.
The final polish on a Fireplace Mantel. It can be a wax finish, spray finish, a
french polish etc.
The back wall or ceramic back of a Fireplace using solid fuel.
A portable firegrate.
A chimney, the pipe for conveying hot air and smoke away.
Ornamented with grooves.
The decorative front covering a grate, usually free standing.
The decorated band across a Fireplace Mantel or Fireplace.
Usually the same width as
A framework of cast iron bars for holding a fire. Victorian
grates have no legs. Stool grates are free standing
Fine detail at the edges of ornate Fireplace Mantels
The part of the floor on which a fire is made or a tiled or stone
structure on which a Fireplace stands.
The tiled, stone or metal Fireplace containing the fire opening
that is surrounded by a Fireplace Mantel.
The sidepieces or legs of a Fireplace
The stone at the apex of an arch.
The outside return of a Fireplace Mantel is the depth of a Fireplace Mantel to the wall.
The inside return is the depth going to the Fireplace insert. The difference
between the two is the rebate.
The strong support across a Fireplace opening.
Flame Gas Fire
A gas fires with a burning coal effect made to suit an original or reproduction
Scottish designer of furniture and also Fireplace Mantels
Also called a Fireplace Mantelpiece.
The ornamental structure over and in front of a Fireplace.
The ornamental shelf
over a Fireplace.
The lintel or arch
of a Fireplace. Not a very common term these days.
The part of the earth
beneath the crust that surrounds the earth's core and is the main part
of the earth's mass. The mantle has nothing to do with Fireplaces but
it does get very hot!
Work inlaid with pieces of various coloured woods.
Resembling streamlined Odeon cinema style architecture with high towers
and sweeping lines. Odeions were the amphitheatres of ancient Greece
and the name Odeon was first used by cinemas in France and Italy in the
Oscar Deutsch appropriated the name and claimed that it stood for "Oscar
Deutsch Entertains Our Nation". The first of his Odeons, built in
a Moorish style, opened in Birmingham in 1930 and the first of the streamlined
Odeons was South Harrow in 1935. He used the archictects AP Starkey,
Weedon, Andrew Mather among others. Many cast iron Fireplaces were made in this Odeon style as well as wooden Fireplace Mantels.
The area where the Fireplace insert fits in a Fireplace Mantel. Also called the daylight
opening or sight
When refered to on this website an original is usually a Fireplace, mantle
or other item manufactured during the twentieth century. It can have other
meanings. For example in sculpture an "original"is the actual
piece that the artist delivers to the foundry from which "original
production" pieces are made.
Art Deco Fireplace
A Fireplace made in the Art Deco style. They are mainly from the 1920s
and 1930s but can be from a number of periods in the twentieth century
from the 1920s to the 1950s and 1960s
Original Art Deco Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made in the Art Deco style. They are predominantly from the 1920s
and 1930s but can be from a number of periods in the twentieth century
from the 1920s to the 1950s and 1960s.
Original Art Nouveau Fireplace
A Fireplace made in the Art Nouveau style which ended in the 1910s.
Art Nouveau Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made in the Art Nouveau style which ended in the 1910s.
Arts and Crafts Fireplace
A Fireplace made in the Arts and Crafts style which ended at the start
of the Twentieth Century.
Arts and Crafts Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made in the Arts and Crafts style which ended at the start of
the Twentieth Century.
A Fireplace made during the reign of Edward VII
Original Edwardian Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made during the reign of Edward VII
A mirror from any period of the twentieth century
A stove made during any period of the twentieth century
Post War Fireplace
A Fireplace made after the Second World War
Post War Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made after the Second World War
Pre War Fireplace
A Fireplace made before the 1940s.
Original Pre War Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made before the 1940s.
Turn of the Century Fireplace
A Fireplace made around the beginning of the twentieth century
Turn of the Century Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel made around the beginning of the twentieth century
Specifically the patina refers to a film of copper carbonate that forms
on a bronze or copper surface but it can also refer to oxides on the surface
of other metals or surface effects on woods etc. that occur with ageing.
It is a highly desirable effect.
Four book matched segments of veneer- a mark of quality
The difference between the outside and inside leg
return of a Fireplace Mantel - the gap that will hold the Fireplace
A Fireplace manufactured by us in a number of styles from the twentieth
Reproduction Fireplace Mantel
A Fireplace Mantel manufactured by us in a number of styles from the twentieth century
A classical decoration used as edging detail on a Fireplace Mantel.
End section of a Fireplace Mantelpiece where it drops down to the outside return.
The opening in a Fireplace Mantel. Also called the daylight opening
Moulded and polished concrete used in blocks for early twentieth centures
A free standing metal
support for logs or coal to be burnt
Having prominent grain in marble, stone, slate or wood.
tiles cast into concrete to be placed on either side of a canopy
The weight bearing lower part of a flue.
A shallow pointed arch usually in stone but also appears on wooden Fireplace Mantels.
Segregated bands in a column as opposed to a smooth finish
1950s faience drip glaze exclusively used by H and
(formerly Smith and Warilow) of Stoke on Trent.
The rough surfaced tile biscuits were
glaze and then fired at extreme angles in
the kiln to
achieve the run effect of glaze
Wafer thin wood glued to a "carcass" to save on materials.