A sage green raised panel wall reveals a simple brick fireplace in this early-19th-century home. Antique pottery is displayed on the mantel. ~ If this were mine, I would not paint thue walls the same color so it would stand out more
An exceptional and rare carved oak Art Nouveau chimneypiece with an integral decorative cast iron hooded insert set between two red tiled panels beneath the centred embossed copper plaque. The carved athemion detail echoed on the insert and tiles, together with the graceful sweep of the arch framing the opening, flanked by twin slim reeded columns, is very typical of the designs of this period. English, circa 1900.
Wightwick Manor: The fireplace in the Oak Room. The manor still contains original interiors that were heavily influenced by the Aesthetic Movement, mixing antique furniture, metalwork & ceramics; a look Rossetti helped to make fashionable. The July 2011 issue of The World of Interiors features an article on Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, with text by Nicholas Mander and photographs by Christopher Simon Sykes.