Thursday, April 28, 2016

Victorian era Fireplaces

The Victorian Era


The Victorian Era was the period of Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 – 1901, currently the longest reign in British History. Fireplaces from this period can be categorised into two main sub styles, the early and mid Victorian fireplaces and the late Victorian fireplaces. Early and mid Victorian fireplaces are typically very ornate with intricate designs focusing somewhat on a more floral pattern to the casting. This design has proved to become very popular in modern day reproduction fireplaces as they take their inspiration from these original antique fireplace designs. During the mid to late Victorian period in the fireplace industry, the styles became a little more geometric than floral, preferring a much cleaner and simpler look, but all the same these antique fireplaces still look excellent in their fully restored state. Additionally antique marble fireplaces and antique wood fireplaces with their floral and geometric designs are exhibitions of the standard these craftsmen worked to at the time.

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