Official Stockist of Chesney's London

French Fireplaces

The French fireplace displays an unmistakably different architectural form from that of its English counterpart. With its exuberant curves and lavish decoration it is instantly recognisable.

  • The Navarre
    The Navarre

    Reflecting the popularity of the French rococo style in England during the 18th century, the Navarre is an English chimneypiece that copies the French style whilst retaining the taller proportions typical of an English chimneypiece. Carved in Statuary Marble. Shown with forged Steel Burton andirons, Morris fire basket for Dogs, Black Slate hearth and Reeded cast Iron interior panels.

  • The Fontainbleu
    The Fontainbleu

    A French style marble chimneypiece of 18th century design having carved rosettes on the corner blocks above console jambs headed by Acanthus leaf carvings and incorporating carved wreath and trailing foliage to the frieze. Shown in Statuary Marble with the Popular fire basket, Black Slate hearth and Contre Coeur panels.

  • The Versailles Louis XV
    The Versailles Louis XV

    Sensuous curves and shapely mouldings characterise the Versailles fireplace. Rarely showing a straight line or a sharp corner its exuberant design is a magnificent example of carving. Shown in Statuary Marble with the Adam no. 2 fire basket and Black Slate hearth.

  • The Regence
    The Regence

    A beautiful example of a French chimneypiece from the Rococo period: around 1750. It displays the sinuous lines that characterise the movement of Rococo design. Manufactured in finest quality Statuary Marble, the execution of this chimneypiece with its free form carving is a test of the carver's art. Shown here in White Marble with Cadogan fire basket and Black Slate hearth.

  • The Provencale
    The Provencale

    A serpentine fronted chimneypiece of the Louis XV period with carved central cartouche. Shown in Italian Bianco Avorio Limestone. Shown with Tyndale fire basket for Dogs, Bevan andirons, Herringbone brick interior panels, matching 3 piece Bianco Avorio hearth and en trumeau overmantel.

  • The Deauville
    The Deauville

    A Louis XVI design in Statuary Marble with fielded panels framed by finely carved pearl beading to the frieze and corner blocks, the latter sitting above stop fluted console jambs. Shown with Tyndale fire basket and Black Slate hearth.

  • The Pompadour
    The Pompadour

    A small French style marble chimneypiece of 18th century design having moulded panels to the frieze and jambs beneath a serpentine shelf. Shown in Statuary Marble with the Osterley Brass fire basket and Black Slate hearth.