The History of Vintage Fireplace Design
The vintage fireplace design that we know of today were originated from a very long period of time in the past. There are several famous periods or eras that this style of fireplace was really developed. First is during the Victorian Era of the Queen Victoria approximately from 1837 up to 1901. There were two styles at the Victorian Era evolving into the one that we know as the vintage fireplace style of today. Intricate designs with ornaments implicating floral pattern were somewhat the main idea back then. Today this style is quite popular in the reproduction fireplaces.
Another period on the history of vintage inspired fireplace was the Regency & Georgian along the reigns of King George I, II, III, and IV and then followed by the sub era of Regency period. It was from the 1714 until 1837 with a huge design of the fireplace. The fireplace at this period was intended to be the real focal point of a room. Such large openings on this style of vintage fireplace design were created by using cast iron grates along with large fire baskets. Marbles are used as the main fireplace surrounded by woods in solid state. Hand carved swag features or cast medallion are considered as the theme of fireplaces from this era.
The Art Nouveau period from 1890 up to 1905 would be another essential time in the history of vintage fireplace design. At this period such new styles out of previously outrageous ideas were created and become famous rapidly. More floral patterns are incorporated along with a combination of the previous two periods’ fireplaces style. A flowing form of curvilinear is a typical look of the fireplaces during this period. Last period would be the Edwardian Period from 1900 up to 1920. The design at this period was simpler than the one in Victorian period. Cast iron was mainly used as the materials with the beginning period in using legged canopies of the vintage fireplace design from this period.