Thornhill Galleries stocks representations of all the phases of Georgian fireplace design. With big names such as Robert Adam and Thomas Chippendale, the Georgian style period may be one of the most influential in British history. Georgian fire surrounds are exemplified by their classical inspiration, derived from a contemporary fascination with archaeology after the discovery of Pompeii. Fireplaces often featured ancient Roman or Greek inspired motifs with urns and statuary, mythical creatures and nature motifs on the jambs, frieze and mantel shelves. Georgian design was lighter and more refined than those that came before. Rather than the dark woods of the Gothic and Baroque periods, Georgian mantle pieces instead used cleaner marbles with sparser decoration. Colour tended to be muted, creating a sense of harmony rather than ostentation. Society at the time saw a greater emphasis on entertaining, and a mantelpiece would have been the focal point of a room. For more info on the Georgian fireplaces for sale, please see below.
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