Georgian fireplace design was based on the classical orders and followed strict rules of proportion whilst employing a rich and varied range of decorative devices.
The first half of the century saw Palladian architectural influence in the ascendancy but fireplace design was revolutionised mid-century by Robert Adam, with a new and elegant repertoire based on a wide variety of classical sources.
Fireplaces acquired a lighter and less robust appearance displaying crisply executed low relief carving and the use on inlaid coloured marble became popular, providing a striking contrast to the remainder of the fireplace which was always worked from statuary marble.
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We supply and install the complete range of Chesneys fireplaces, including their surrounds, register grates, wood & multi-fuel stoves, gas stoves and electric fire baskets.
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