Austen Arts and Crafts style mantel

An Edwardian Arts and Crafts style mantel with hand carved flower detail typical of la belle epoque style.

Free standing square section columns taper to square capitols which then join to the main mantel body. Together with a pelmet they support a deep, moulded top shelf. There is a useful demi-lune shelf above the fire opening on the recessed frieze. This mantel shelf echoes the shaping of the pelmet and is supported on a single central bracket.

This fireplace mantel is a faithful copy of an original Mahogany mantel dating from around 1906. Mantels of this type were popular throughout the Edwardian period, and continued to be manufactured well into the 1920s. The later ones that we have come across have generally had little or no carving detail, and the Art Nouveau style certainly was out of fashion before the start of the World War in 1914. It would perhaps be typically found in homes with higher ceilings than those inter war Art Deco homes .

The Edwardian style tiled Arch insert sits well with this elegant design, but it would equally commonly be found with a cast iron tiled insert. It would normally have some form of tiled hearth, and often a raised fender.

The quality of the wood, and the quality of the workmanship would be paramount with a piece like this. We would hope that we were staying within the Arts and Crafts tradition, in that barring the carving , the mantel is taken from rough sawn timber to finished product by one person,who selects, Machines and assembles the mantel.

The carvings on all of our mantels are done in house here in Greater Manchester.

Mantel prices

£1 035

Mantel Sizes

Overall Width: 
58.00 inches
50.00 inches
Opening Width: 
36.00 inches
Opening Height: 
36.00 inches

Included with this mantel

Other Woods
We list prices for this mantel in a range of different woods. Wood types other than those listed can be used to make any of these mantels. Just ask for a price .
Wood Staining
Woods can be stained to a range of colours. We offer Oak in three standard finishes, Light, medium and dark oak stains for instance. We can also finish any mantel to match a sample, again at no additional cost.
Mantel Sizes
This wooden mantel is hand-made to order. The standard sizes given can be changed to suit your particular needs, usually at no additional cost.