Thomas Jeckyll cast iron aesthetic movement fireplace fire insert arts and craft
Aesthetic movement cast iron fire insert / chimney piece by Thomas Jeckyll for Barnard, Bishop & Barnards c. Offered by Oriel Interiors, this striking aesthetic movement cast iron fire insert is a spectacular and rare piece, designed by celebrated English architect Thomas Jeckyll and manufactured by the Barnard, Bishop & Barnards foundry of Norwich in the early 1870s. The exquisite decorative elements are typical of Jeckylls highly attractive Anglo-Japanese aesthetic, encompassing circles containing detailed images of flowers, bees, moths and geometric patterns against a reeded background. The top central section features a beautiful frieze panel cast in low relief with a field of diapered crosshatchings and chrysanthemum "mon" roundels in the Japanese taste. Below, there is a three bar grate, complete with original reeded ashpan cover with decorative handle, ashpan and fire grate. The simple, elegant proportions of this piece, along with the timeless decorative elements mean that this fireplace would look equally at home in a modern or period interior. We think it would look especially wonderful with a simple reclaimed wooden mantle, or arts and crafts style mirror hanging above it. The fireplace is in very good, untouched condition, with no cracks or signs of damage. The designs are crisply cast and feature a wonderful combination of the motifs best associated with Jeckylls work. (1827 1881), was an English architect. Who excelled in the design of Anglo-Japanese metalwork and furniture. Jeckyll was also an important designer of public and private architecture. Primarily active in East Anglia, Jeckyll began his career as a Gothic Revival architect, designing churches, rectories and schools, restoring churches and historic houses, and building and upgrading farms and agricultural edifices. Jeckyll was responsible for some of the most innovative and evocative Aesthetic Movement interiors of his day. Jeckyll conceived of the dining room as a Porsellanzimmer (porcelain room) covered with antique Dutch leather, against which a framework of spindled walnut shelves held Leylands collection of Chinese blue-and-white porcelain.
James McNeil Whistler decorated the sumptuous room and its Tudor-style pendant ceiling, overpainting the Dutch leather, shutters, and ceiling in a blue-and-green colour scheme with gold peacocks, and gilding the incised Asian patterns on the woodwork. Now known as the Peacock Room, the interior is permanently installed in the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D. C, and is considered to be one of the greatest surviving Aesthetic Movement interiors. Although he was a successful architect, Jeckyll is best known today for his epoch-making designs in metalwork. His architectural practice routinely included the design of gates, railings, and metal fittings for domestic commissions and of coronas, candelabra, and altar rails for ecclesiastical ones.
But it was his exhibition pieces for the ironworks firm of Barnard, Bishop & Barnards of Norwich that brought him his greatest renown. As these designs were both artistic and affordable, they allowed the incorporation of objects of beauty into middle-class homes.
He was one of the few figures in the design reform movement in Britain who managed to unite beauty and utility in such a successful manner. At Oriel Interiors, we feel that it is important to emphasise that this is a piece of original, antique furniture, which has been pre-loved by previous fabulous!
We endeavour to only sell items which we feel are in a reasonable condition, which we would be happy to live with in our own homes. However, many products will demonstrate some signs of wear e. Small scratches, indentations or discolouration which we do not feel detract from the overall look of the piece. Due to limited space in our showroom, we must ask that collections are made within two weeks of purchasing an item, unless otherwise arranged by prior agreement. The item "Thomas Jeckyll cast iron aesthetic movement fireplace fire insert arts and craft" is in sale since Friday, October 2, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural Antiques\Fireplaces, Mantels & Fireplace Accessories". The seller is "martjohn349" and is located in Bodfari, Denbighshire . This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Type: Fireplace
- Style: Arts & Crafts
- Material: Iron/ Cast iron
- Colour: Black
- Decade: Pre 1890
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original