Classical Elegance: The Bolection Fireplace in Italian Marble
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 of London's oldest hotels - 22 Jermyn Street. For Mr Tonga's apartment, Thornhill Galleries supplied a heavily veined Italian Pavanazzo bolection fireplace in the main Drawing Room.
The House & Garden piece featured a 19th century Italian Breccia marble bolection fireplace, accompanied by a beautiful Chippendale style polished steel firegrate, both of which connote classicism and elegance.