Edwardian Fireplaces

Edwardian fireplaces continued with Art Nouveau motifs in the cast iron register grates and the tiles. There were also strong, simple designs with Classical motifs. With the Tudorbethan style came open fires and large expanses of tiling.

Marble was still used for the fire surrounds in the drawing and dining rooms; one popular type is Rouge Languedoc, with a red and grey pattern. Slate was also used, often 'enamelled' to resemble marble. When restoring fireplaces, be careful if you suspect enamelled slate.

  • Edwardian enamelled slate surround
    Edwardian enamelled slate surround (grate is reproduction)
  • close-up of enamel showing gilding
    close-up of enamel showing gilding
  • Edwardian Rouge Languedoc marble
    Edwardian Rouge Languedoc marble surround with slate embellishments

These are all typical examples:

  • All-in-one cast iron register grate with poppy design
    All-in-one cast iron register grate with poppy design
  • register grate with tiled cheeks
    register grate with tiled cheeks
  • Register grate with classical motifs and Art Nouveau tiles
    Register grate with classical motifs and Art Nouveau tiles
  • Edwardian register grate
    Edwardian register grate (perhaps reproduction) with modern surround
  • Edwardian brass hood
    Edwardian brass hood
  • Edwardian wooden fire surround
    Edwardian wooden fire surround
  • 1912 fireplace
    Edwardian fireplace in glazed bricks with a very fine oak surround

For companies selling fireplaces and ranges, see the Products and Services Directory.