Category Archives: Antiques

1930s Onwards

Many designs from the 1930s onwards were bland, with more features being mechanized, central heating becoming widespread and fewer fireplaces being built.Oil, gas or electric heating systems become more popular over the next few decades;the popularity of the open fire … Continue reading

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The Modern Age

During the Edwardian period a more conventional approach to design was adopted.A natural progression of the Victorian style overlapped the distinctive Art Nouveau. Influenced by William Morris,Charle Annesley Voysey (1877-1941) developed the picturesque country home style,comfortable, opulent and more acceptable … Continue reading

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Art Nouveau (c.1892-1905)

The life of Art Nouveau was relatively brief,yet it had a strong impact on twentieth century interiors,advancing the modern design movement and creating a truly international style.The foundations of modernism had been laid by William Morris and the Arts and … Continue reading

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How to Create an Attractive Fireplace?

Using art for the purpose of decoration was the purpose of the art deco era. The designs made during the period could be identified by the sleek, clear lines and gorgeous curves. Liberal use of colours can also be attributed … Continue reading

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Antique Fireplace Surrounds for What You Need

    Basic Repair - Antique Fire places A few issues with antique fire places are usually not at all hard to repair, particularly if the maintenance is generally purely cosmetic. In case the framework of the fire place is really a … Continue reading

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Art Deco Fireplace – A Brief Foreword

Using art for the purpose of decoration was the purpose of the art deco era. The designs made during the period could be identified by the sleek, clear lines and gorgeous curves. Liberal use of colours can also be attributed … Continue reading

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