Mid-19th Century Pine and Gesso Fire Surround

REF: 6553

Mid-19th Century Pine and Gesso Fire Surround

REF: 6553

Mid-19th century pine and gesso fire surround with heavily pronounced decoration to include fruit and foliage.

Internal measurements: H - 45in (114cm) W - 46.25in (117.5cm)

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  • Height 147.32 cm / 58 14"
  • Width 149.86 cm / 59 14"
  • Depth 15.24 cm / 6 14"
  • Period 1850-1899
  • Year c. 1850
  • Country England
  • Provenance By the 1800s most new fireplaces were made up of two parts, the surround and the insert. The surround consisted of the mantelpiece and sides supports, usually in wood, marble or granite. The insert was where the fire burned, and was constructed of cast iron often backed with decorative tiles. As well as providing heat, the fireplaces of the Victorian era were thought to add a cozy ambiance to