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In The Fire Light: Japanning

In The Fire Light: Japanning

This is a rare & unusual 19th century English grained & Japanned wood, highly decorated fireplace, with depictions of peacocks and foliage in...

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In The Fire Light: 18th Century Wrought Iron Firegrate

In The Fire Light: 18th Century Wrought Iron Firegrate

This is an impressive and very unusual late 18th century wrought iron firegrate, with shaped front and back with strapwork, supported on pair of...

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In The Fire Light: Regency Sarcophagus Hob Grate

In The Fire Light: Regency Sarcophagus Hob Grate

A rare Regency Sarcophagus cast iron hob grate often referred to as a Bullock grate after the furniture maker George Bullock. Decorated...

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In The Fire Light: Aesop's Fables

In The Fire Light: Aesop's Fables

This is a good quality and unusual early 19th century pine fireplace. The carved centre plaque depicting the Aesop's fable of "The Dog and Its...

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In The Fire Light: Breche Violette Marble

In The Fire Light: Breche Violette Marble

This is a fine quality period French Louis XIV/XV transitional fireplace in Breche Violette marble has moulded jambs with carved brackets to...

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In The Fire Light: Neo Gothic Firegrate

In The Fire Light: Neo Gothic Firegrate

This is a rare and impressive 19th Century (circa 1870) cast iron and gunmetal Neo Gothic firegrate. The dogs are ornately cast with gunmetal...

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How Do I Prepare My Fireplace For Winter

How Do I Prepare My Fireplace For Winter

How do I prepare my fireplace for winter? We're well into autumn now, and it's starting to get chillier. Time to enjoy those cosy winter...

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Classical Elegance: The Bolection Fireplace in Italian Marble

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...

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A Taste of Antiquity: 19th Century Parisian Chimneypiece

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...

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The Effect of The Renaissance on Carved Italian Chimneypieces

The Effect of The Renaissance on Carved Italian Chimneypieces

Following the instability of the Middle Ages the Renaissance (literally 'rebirth') marked a transition to a period of intense learning and cultural...

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2014: 300 years since the beginning of the Georgian era

2014: 300 years since the beginning of the Georgian era

2014 marks 300 years since the of the ascension of George I to the British throne initiating the beginning of a historical time frame known as the...

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Small but perfectly formed  fireplaces for modest spaces

Small but perfectly formed fireplaces for modest spaces

We usually focus on the fireplaces in the reception rooms. After all, this is where most people see them, and if you are to have an open fire, this...

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Dark and handsome - dramatic marble antique fireplaces

Dark and handsome - dramatic marble antique fireplaces

We're all used to thinking of marble as a glowing, white stone. When asked to picture marble, most of us probably picture Classical temples,...

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Fireplaces in the workplace

Fireplaces in the workplace

When we say that a fireplace can enhance your space, we're usually talking about your home.  However, a fireplace can work very well in a...

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Our romantic Georgian fireplaces

Our romantic Georgian fireplaces

Along with sharing Champagne by candlelight, the warm, welcoming glow of a real fire is one of the essential ingredients for a romantic Valentine's...

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Antique French fireplaces  from chateau style to vintage chic

Antique French fireplaces from chateau style to vintage chic

Disney's live action remake of Beauty and the Beast is released this month, and we're looking forward to seeing the fabulous château interiors!...

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Robert Adam and his Influence on Antique Fireplaces Today

Robert Adam and his Influence on Antique Fireplaces Today

When looking at the architecture of post-Enlightenment Britain, there is evidence of the influence of certain masters all around us. One key figure...

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18th Century Wood Fireplace in Architectural Digest Feature

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...

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