The highest point of an arch
An art movement from the 1920s and 1930s known for its geometric forms and modernism.
An art movement that ended during the early 1900’s known for its sinuous shapes.
A development of the Aesthetic Movement that influenced other movemants including Art Nouveau that commonly used natural forms such as birds, blossom and fruit.
A style of fret.
Blind Fret Detail
Applied mouldings in the inchAdams Style inch
A moulding around a panel, projecting beyond the surface of the framing.
Where the frieze of the mantel projects forward in the middle
The mantelpiece does not overlap. It has flush edges
A projection that supports weight.
Vertical veneer panels usually 1' section
The opening in a mantel. Also called the sight opening.
Castellated moulding in a small section
The part of a mantel on top of the columns or jambs with roundels, corbels and other decoration,
Glazed coloured earthenware.
A way to reduce the daylight opening. They are made in metal, wood, slate etc.
The final polish on a mantel. It can be a wax finish, spray finish, a french polish etc.
Ornamented with grooves.
The decorated band across a mantel. Usually the same width as the jambs
A framework of cast iron bars for holding a fire. Victorian grates have no legs. Stool grates are free standing
Half round beading
Fine detail at the edges of ornate mantels
The outside return of a mantel goes into the wall. The inside return goes to the insert. The difference between the two is the rebate.
The strong support across a fire opening.
The ornamental shelf over a fireplace.
The lintel or arch of a fireplace. Not a very common term these days.
The part of the earth beneath the crust that surrounds the earth's core and is the main part of the earth's mass. The mantle has nothing to do with fireplaces but it does get very hot!
Work inlaid with pieces of various coloured woods.
Resembling streamlined Odeon cinema style architecture with high towers and sweeping lines. Odeions were the amphitheatres of ancient Greece and the name Odeon was first used by cinemas in France and Italy in the 1920s. Oscar Deutsch appropriated the name and claimed that it stood for inchOscar Deutsch Entertains Our Nation inch. The first of his Odeons, built in a Moorish style, opened in Birmingham in 1930 and the first of the streamlined Odeons was South Harrow in 1935. He used the archictects AP Starkey, Harry Weedon, Andrew Mather among others. Many cast iron fireplaces were made in this Odeon style as well as wooden mantels.
When refered to on this website an original is usually a fireplace, mantle or other item manufactured during the twentieth century. It can have other meanings. For example in sculpture an inchoriginal inchis the actual piece that the artist delivers to the foundry from which inchoriginal production inch pieces are made.
Original Art Nouveau Fireplace
A fireplace made in the Art Nouveau style which ended in the 1910s.
A mantel made in the Art Nouveau style which ended in the 1910s.
and Crafts Fireplace
A fireplace made in the Arts and Crafts style which ended at the start of the Twentieth Century.
and Crafts Mantel
A mantel made in the Arts and Crafts style which ended at the start of the Twentieth Century.
Original Edwardian Fireplace
A fireplace made during the reign of Edward VII
Original Edwardian Mantel
A mantel made during the reign of Edward VII
Specifically the patina refers to a film of copper carbonate that forms on a bronze or copper surface but it can also refer to oxides on the surface of other metals or surface effects on woods etc. that occur with ageing. It is a highly desirable effect.
Four book matched segments of veneer- a mark of quality
The difference between the outside and inside leg return
A fireplace manufactured by us in a number of styles from the twentieth century.
A mantel manufactured by us in a number of styles from the twentieth century
A classical decoration used as edging detail on a mantel.
End section of a mantelpiece where it drops down to the outside return.
The opening in a mantel. Also called the daylight opening
Having prominent grain in marble, stone, slate or wood.
A shallow pointed arch usually in stone but also appears on wooden mantels.
Segregated bands in a column as opposed to a smooth finish
Wafer thin wood glued to a inchcarcass inch to save on materials.
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