The Morris Arts and Crafts mantel

We make Fireplaces from 1920s Art Deco fireplaces and classic Edwardian fireplace and mantel designs.
This Arts and crafts style mantel that we manufacture in Manchester is a faithful copy of a 1910 mantel originally came from Southern Scotland. The influence of the Glasgow School of Art, and of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in particular are obvious. The mantel itself features a delicately tapering, free standing square section columns that stand in front of the main mantel body. The mantel's frieze has a central "demi- lune" rounded shelf supported by a single bracket over the fireplace opening. On either side of the mantel shelf is hand carved detailing . This rose-derived carving detail is hand carved by a local Stockport craftsman. The original was in a brown mahogany, but almost all the reproductions of it that we have made have been in oak. The european or north american oak that we use is fairly well guaranteed to have come from a managed forest that will be replanted. We have come across other original versions of this mantel that feature grooved columns. These can and have been incorporated into the design according to customers wishes. This fireplace mantel is sold most often with our tiled Edwardian arch insert, but it also suits original beaten copper fireplace inserts that are very much in that Arts and Crafts tradition. By 1910, tiled interiors for wooden mantels were quickly replacing the cast iron inserts so popular in late Victorian times. With a well crafted mantel such as this, a mass produced fireplace made in cast iron would been seen as a something of a travesty, one of the central tenets of the Arts and Crafts movement being the hand-worked character of the design. Hearths in the Edwardian era were almost always tiled, and finished level with the floorboards often surrounded with a fender of some description.

included and extra items

All the wooden mantels in this section are hand-made to order. The standard sizes above can be changed to suit your particular needs, often at no additional cost.
Woods can be stained to a range of colours. We offer Oak in three standard finishes, Light, medium and dark oak stains for instance. We can also finish any mantel to match a sample, again at no additional cost.
We list prices for this mantel in a range of different woods. Wood types other than those listed can be used to make any of these mantels. Just ask for a price .

Vertical Tabs


50.00 inches

Overall Width

58.00 inches

Body Width

51.00 inches

Opening Height

36.00 inches

Opening Width

36.00 inches

Top Shelf Width

58.00 inches