This Arts and crafts style mantel that we manufacture in Manchester is a faithful copy of a 1910 mantel originally came from Southern Scotland. The influence of the Glasgow School of Art, and of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in particular are obvious.
The mantel itself features a delicately tapering, free standing square section columns that stand in front of the main mantel body. The mantel's frieze has a central "demi- lune" rounded shelf supported by a single bracket over the fireplace opening. On either side of the mantel shelf is hand carved detailing . This rose-derived carving detail is hand carved by a local Manchester craftsman.
The original was in a brown Mahogany, but almost all the reproductions of it that we have made have been in Oak. The European or North American Oak that we use is fairly well guaranteed to have come from a managed forest that will be replanted.
We have come across other original versions of this mantel that feature grooved columns. These can and have been incorporated into the design according to customers wishes.
The Manufacturer of this mantel does not want us to put a price on our website.
Please email or telephone us on 0161 429 9042 for a price.
This mantel is available in the following materials: