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Chesney's John Soane Designed Fireplaces | The Clifton Fireplace Company

Chesney's has been licensed by the renowned Sir John Soane Museum to produce a range of designs for chimney pieces by the great architect. Taken from the museum's archive, these designs which originate from the end of the 18th century, are stunning in their modernity and originality.

  • The Soane Pattern I
    The Soane Pattern I

    In Statuary Marble. Commissioned by Robert Fellowes for Shotesham Hall in Norfolk in 1790, this chimneypiece has half round reeded jambs and a 'running' frieze of vertical flutes and rosettes. Shown with the Godwin register grate and Black Slate hearth.

  • The Soane Pattern II
    The Soane Pattern II

    In Statuary Marble. A design of more traditional Regency form incorporating finely carved lyres to the corner blockings. This is one of several chimneypieces designed by Soane for Viscount Bridport of Cricket Lodge, Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. Shown with the forged Steel Morris fire basket, Black Slate hearth and slips.

  • The Soane Pattern III
    The Soane Pattern III

    A classic composition of perfect proportions, carved in Statuary Marble with a 'running' frieze of vertical stop flutes, Bullseye corner blocks and panelled pilasters. Shown with a Georgian Steel register grate and Black Slate hearth.

  • The Soane Pattern IV
    The Soane Pattern IV

    This chimneypiece exemplifies Soane's unique ability to re-interpret classical form and produce a design of stunning modernity. The inverted bow to the pilasters and stylised Greek Key motif could only have been conceived by Soane. The chimneypiece was originally commissioned for a property in Grosvenor Square, London in 1803. Shown here in Statuary Marble with the Byron forged Steel fire basket and a Black Slate hearth and slips.

  • The Soane Pattern V
    The Soane Pattern V

    In Statuary Marble. A design that exemplifies Soane's unique ability to re-work traditional classic motifs in new and original forms. The chimneypiece has a breakfront shelf carved with anthemion above pilasters headed by finely carved rosettes above deeply incised stop flutes. Shown with the Fibonacci fire basket, Reeded cast Iron interior panels, Black Slate hearth and slips.

  • The Soane Pattern VI
    The Soane Pattern VI

    In Statuary Marble. This is probably the best known of all Soane's chimneypieces and can be seen in situ at the Soane Museum in London. The design incorporates precise linear detailing and relies on perfect masonry skills for its manufacture. See also the Lincoln's Inn Half Hob to complete this elegant setting. Shown with the Cadogan Steel fire basket, Black Slate hearth and slips.