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The influence of Sir Edwin Lutyens on architecture, interiors and fireplace design

The influence of Sir Edwin Lutyens on architecture, interiors and fireplace design

Edwin Lanseer Lutyens (1869 - 1944) was a man with a unique style who's eclectic designs place him as one of Britain's most accomplished and well...

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Add a Splash of Colour with an Antique Marble Fireplace

Add a Splash of Colour with an Antique Marble Fireplace

Most people wishing to introduce an element of colour into their interior scheme tend to think of paint and accessories as the obvious option, but an...

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Combining Contemporary Interior Design With Antique Fireplaces

Combining Contemporary Interior Design With Antique Fireplaces

The marriage of contemporary and traditional interior styles can be a look that is tricky to get right, yet when it is done well, results in some of...

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Napoleon and the rise of Consular and Empire Design

Napoleon and the rise of Consular and Empire Design

Napoleon Bonaparte is a leader who's fame has reached near mythical proportions.  He is one of the most known historical leaders and in his time...

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Louis XVI and the Rise of Neoclassicism

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...

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A Sophisticated French Marble Fireplace in a London flat

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...

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The Regency Period and its Elegant Neo-Classical Fireplaces

The Regency Period and its Elegant Neo-Classical Fireplaces

The Regency period is a name assigned to a time of artistic, architectural and design styles which span much more than the mere nine years of the...

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An antique French fireplace with a fine vintage

An antique French fireplace with a fine vintage

For any wine lover, this could be the perfect fireplace. Recently reclaimed from a wine house in Beaune is this petite Louis XVI stone fireplace. The...

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Using antique wood fireplaces in your home

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...

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The Versatility of a Limestone Fireplace in your Interior Scheme

The Versatility of a Limestone Fireplace in your Interior Scheme

If you are looking for a fireplace to complement your interior design scheme, have you thought about limestone? Equally at home in a minimalist...

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90 Years Since Art Deco and its Influence on Antique Fireplaces

90 Years Since Art Deco and its Influence on Antique Fireplaces

By the First World War, Art Nouveau had fallen out of favour to make way for a more modern approach.  Art Nouveau was considered too opulent,...

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At Bonds Service: Fireplaces on Film

At Bonds 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...

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Art Nouveau and Antique Fireplaces

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...

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From Grubby to Gleaming - the Restoration of Antique Fireplaces

From Grubby to Gleaming - the Restoration of Antique Fireplaces

Thornhill Galleries recently acquired this good quality period 18th century French Louis XVI antique marble fireplace in Italian Statuary marble. As...

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Interiors Trends and Antique Fireplaces

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...

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An Introduction to Antique Fireplaces

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,...

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Mannerism: The Bridge Between the Renaissance and the Baroque

Mannerism: The Bridge Between the Renaissance and the Baroque

Despite lasting only a relatively short time, the Mannerist style of art and design has been hugely influential.  The style itself was both...

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Accessorising your Antique Fireplace

Accessorising your Antique Fireplace

Every fashionista knows the importance of accessories. A timeless piece can be made more contemporary, or more classic, with a few neat touches. It's...

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