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Using antique wood fireplaces in your home

Antique wooden fireplaces sit beautifully in a range of settings. Unlike many other materials, wood can be adapted to suit you and your decor, making it the perfect option for those who like to personalise their fire surrounds. A wooden fireplace can be stained or even painted to complement your palette, although the wood itself […]

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Interiors Trends and Antique Fireplaces

Late last year when the interior predictions for 2015 came out, we couldn’t help but notice that many of the trends and colour themes mentioned were characteristic of the marbles and limestones used in our collection of antique fireplaces. With the biggest trend being eco friendly design we feel there is nothing more organic and […]

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Art Nouveau and Antique Fireplaces

Art Nouveau has become one of the most strikingly recognisable art styles in history.  It is emulated by modern day artists and designers and recreations appear in the decorative schemes of homes and businesses the world over.  It was a movement that covered all art and design techniques, ranging from furniture, to fire surrounds and […]

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Louis XVI and the Rise of Neoclassicism

Louis XVI and his wife Marie-Antoinette have become the most recognisable names of the French Monarchy. Despite presiding over the advent of the French Revolution and losing their lives to Revolutionary France, their reign oversaw one of the most notable and influential developments in art and design – the shift from Rococo to Neoclassicism. It […]

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An Introduction to Antique Fireplaces

The world of fireplaces can be a complex one. Historically it was the mantelpiece that defined the architectural style of the interior of a room, whether it be neo-classical, Italian Renaissance, French, Victorian or Gothic. But with such a variety of antique and restored fireplaces on offer how does one begin to distinguish one’s Art […]

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A Georgian style white marble fireplace with greek key motif

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 […]

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An Architectural Bath Stone Bolection Fireplace

Thornhill Galleries is pleased to offer a large and imposing English moulded bolection fireplace in attractive Bath stone. This architectural chimney piece is a fine quality reproduction – the original was housed in the Officer’s mess at Chelsea Barracks, London. The warm, honey coloured Bath stone is contrasted by a honed slate hearth which sits […]

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18th Century Wood Fireplace in Architectural Digest Feature

This Architectural Digest magazine article featured a late 18th century Georgian wood fireplace supplied by Thornhill Galleries for US based designer Richard Keith Langham. Langham used the antique chimneypiece for a private house in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, which underwent extensive refurbishment after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The simplicity of the fluted jambs and frieze are contrasted […]

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A Taste of Antiquity: 19th Century Parisian Chimneypiece

Thornhill Galleries has just acquired a simple yet elegant early 19th century Parisian fireplace. Originally from a hotel in the French capital, this fireplace is a rare example of Cipollino marble. First used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose Latin term for it was “marmor carystium” (meaning “marble from Karystos“). It was quarried in several […]

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A Sophisticated French Marble Fireplace in a London flat

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 […]

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