Gemmill all tiled fireplace

We make Fireplaces from 1920s Art Deco fireplaces and classic Edwardian fireplace and mantel designs.

This fireplace was probably first made in the 1930s and continued in production, with a break during World War II, until the late 1960s. This is a long run for a particular fireplace design.

The fireplace design was one of the most enduringly popular of the mid 20th century. Almost every tiled fireplace maker would be producing a version of this arched fireplace.

The dropped shoulder feature is very typical of 1950s fireplaces. Our version features a central shelf with bowed back. Recently we have been making them with a more protruding shelf.

The arched and straight faïence "stepped" opening blocks are hand made by the "slip cast" method and are hand glazed. The hand glazing gives the tiles subtle variations of shade.
These blocks will tend to craze quite quickly giving a distinctive period feel to the fireplace.

The hearth shown has a 4inch raised kerb.

Plain Tiles
£2 210.00
Plain Tiles

included and extra items

The sizes given are for those fireplaces pictured here, but we do manufacture completely to order, and would make a fireplace for you at any reasonable size requested. Price will vary with size.

The above price is inclusive of a standard sized hearth.
The hearth can be made to any size or shape, depending on the installation requirements.

A standard N fret is available for this fireplace in matt black or majolica brown

Other frets are available - see

A 16 inch fire-back for solid fuel is available, made from fired clay.


Solid Fuel Kit - grate and ashpan for solid fuel use


A 16 inch fire-back for gas use is available for this fireplace. It is made from ceramic fibre and will increase the efficiency of our decorative gas fires.
It is NOT suitable for use with solid fuel.


Vertical Tabs


38.00 inches

Body Width

48.00 inches

Opening Height

23.00 inches

Opening Width

16.00 inches

Overall Depth

7.00 inches

Hearth Width

40.00 inches

Hearth Depth

17.50 inches