Corinthian 1920s style chimney-piece
The Corinthian mantel is an impressive chimney-piece full of subtle detailing inspired by an original 1920s mantelpiece.
The wide, moulded fireplace opening is framed between two grooved pillars. There is decorative moulding to the block feet and individual circular details applied in a band near the top of the columns.
A large pediment straddles the whole of the top of the piece with multiple stepped and moulded sections displaying the intricacy of the cabinet work ( over 100 separate pieces of wood are used to make this surround)
The "Caddy" style top is seen in simpler forms in many fireplace mantels from the 1920s.
This classically inspired fireplace mantel is very much in a 1920s style, without being particularly Art Deco.
Architecturally, this period produced houses in a mishmash of conflicting styles epitomised by the 'Tudor-bethan' villa; the modernist simplicity of continental architecture was never very popular with the British.
This mantel did come originally with a marble interior and raised marble hearth. We do work in various marble and granites here, and can produce most designs of marble insert/hearth.