This tiled fireplace insert can be seen as a copy in tiles of the cast iron type of insert. It would usually feature exactly the same four or five tile runs of tiles as these fireplaces (angling forward from either side of the fireplace opening).
This fireplace design became popular in the late 1970s and was a response by the still strong slabbing industry to the revival in the popularity of the black cast iron fireplace inserts.
The example shown here is red, but they were typically black, except for the feature tiles and usually had a rope twist detail.
By incorporating different feature tiles of your choice you can customise this design to suit a range of décor from Late Victorian to Contemporary styles.
Note: The tiles are not guaranteed against crazing. Whilst most tiles do not normally craze the thicknesses of glaze necessary to reproduce the period effects may often cause this to occur. It does not affect serviceability and actually achieves a truer degree of reproduction effect.