An antique marble fireplace at Olympia

Breche Violette Fireplace in a showroom by Studio Duggan at House & Gardens Festival, Olympia 2017

Our beautiful Breche Violette fireplace has just returned from an Olympian adventure! London interior design house Studio Duggan was creating a bedroom for the “Decorated Spaces” feature at the House & Garden Festival at Olympia London. They already had a fireplace in mind from our collection when they contacted us: a stunning Louis XVI style fireplace in beautiful Breche Violette […]

Fantastic beasts – found on the fireplace!

Detail from brass firedogs

This Easter, we’re glued to the newly-released DVD of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; and it’s inspired us to search for some beasts of our own! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a spin-off from the Harry Potter series, where it’s mentioned a few times as a text book. Starring Eddie Redmayne […]

A fireplace for a Chelsea garden orangery

Chelsea Gardender 2

It’s that time of year when all gardeners’ thoughts turn to Chelsea. More surprisingly, Thornhill Galleries has also been busy in a Chelsea garden this week, as we’ve been installing a fireplace in a stunning new orangery. The Chelsea Gardener is a gorgeous, destination garden centre, just round the corner from Royal Hospital Chelsea, home […]

The fireplaces of Downton Abbey

Highclere Castle

The final series of Downton Abbey came to a close last night, with the nation collectively gasping “Lady Mary!” on more than one occasion. We’re all going to miss it. As well as the stories, and the characters we’ve all come to know and root for, the house itself (played by beautiful Highclere Castle) has […]

At Bond’s Service – Fireplaces on Film


As big Bond fans, we were delighted when Eon Productions asked us to lend them some fireplace accessories for the latest 007 film, Spectre. Were we nervous about sending our antiques out on loan? After all, few buildings in Bond films escape unscathed! However, Bond films have a tradition of fabulous interiors, and we were very […]

A Georgian style white marble fireplace with greek key motif

Greek Key Fireplace in situ

Thornhill Galleries recently supplied an elegant white marble reproduction fireplace. This quality copy of an original Georgian fireplace has sweeping jambs and classic Greek key motif to the frieze, surmounted by a moulded shelf. This charming and understated fireplace is complemented by artwork by renowned modern impressionist artist Danielle O’Connor Akiyama. For more information on […]

A Sophisticated French Marble Fireplace in a London flat

House & Garden v1 - March 2013

A March 2013 House & Garden article featured a fine quality French marble fireplace which Thornhill Galleries had supplied and installed in a large two bedroom flat in Ennismore Gardens, Knightbridge. The owners, Marianne and Peter Ross, had brought most of the antique furniture from their previous home, which they had selectively acquired over three […]

Classical Elegance: The Bolection Fireplace in Italian Marble

Wide Shot

In February 2010, Thornhill Galleries appeared in the “Copy That” feature of House & Garden magazine, which offers readers tips on how to recreate the interiors featured in the magazine in their own homes. In this instance, the article focused on a private flat in Chelsea owned but hotelier Henry Tonga, the proprietor of one […]