Over the past few days I have been listing various antique and vintage dolls house furniture to KT Miniatures website, which are available for purchase. Amongst the pieces that have most recently been listed are two highly sought after and increasingly hard to find 1920s/1930s fireplaces with overmantels. To make up the trio I have included a possibly homemade fireplace with overmantel mirror from the same era that is also currently for sale.
|1. c1920s Elgin/Tri-ang Jacobean Fireplace With Overmantel. 2. 1920s/30s Fireplace With Overmantel Mirror (Possibly Homemade). 3. c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireplace With Overmantel Mirror & Box Curb Seat.|
I thought it would be fun to highlight all three together on here, as although very different in style, they all originate from the 1920s/1930s era and British made.
1. c1920s Elgin/Tri-ang Fireplace With Overmantel
Here is a Jacobean fireplace that were made by Elgin for Tri-ang and were part of the Tri-ang PF/10 Jacobean Dining Room set that was available from approx. c1922-1923. (Details of all the Elgin/Tri-ang furniture can be found in Marion Osborne's "The Book Of Tri-ang Furniture - http://ktminiatures.com/marion-osborne-books/).
It has a very distinctive printed brick card backing with lit fire detail and a brass grate.
This is so evocative of the 1920s.
The wooden fender too adds to the overall attractiveness and authenticity of this fireplace. Measures 5 3/4" wide x 5 1/2" high x 1 3/4" deep to end of fender with fireplace in situ. This fireplace and fender has just been put up for sale on KT Miniatures website and at the time of writing this post, is available to purchase.
2. c1920s/30s Fireplace With Overmantel Mirror
This is a wonderful wooden fireplace with its own unique charm, the like of which is rarely seen these days.
The fire surround and hearth are covered in a delightful tiled paper, instantly recognisable as the kind that was available around the pre-war era of the 1920s/30s.
In fact if you look underneath the hearth you can see the Delft style windmill frieze image that would have edged the bottom (top?) of the original sheet of tiled paper - how fantastic is that!
The fire has a large and rather chunky silver painted wooden fretwork grate with crumpled coloured tissue paper to give the illusion of a lit fire. The mantelpiece, fireplace sides and upper backing is in a dark varnished finish. Then there is the lovely rectangular mirror with shaped frame.
I am assuming that this has been homemade, possibly from old Handicrafts or Hobbies plans? It measures 5" at widest point x 2 5/8" at deepest point x 5 3/8" high.
This is currently for sale and can be found on the following page, you will need to scroll about halfway down until you get to it: CLICK HERE
3. c1930s Pit-a-Pat Fireplace With Overmantel Mirror & Curb Box Seat
Here is an increasingly hard to find and highly sought after c1930s Pit-a-Pat fireplace with overmantel mirror and fixed box curb seat.
I just love this! The oval mirror with mantelpiece underneath is just gorgeous so too the fixed box curb seat which is upholstered in brown rexine, that is widely seen on many of the Pit-a-Pat sofas and armchairs, etc.
This fireplace is fully intact and in original condition. Nailed around the rexine upholstered box curb seats is the silver coloured strip which gives added detail. So too there is the original metal grate, brick paper and distinctive wooden beading so often seen on Pit-a-Pat furniture.
This is in such super condition, whoever has had this all these years have certainly looked after it.
Even the red and black square label is still fully intact on the back.
The oval mirror is such a lovely touch and really adds to the overall charm of this fireplace. Measures 5 1/4" high x 4 1/2" wide x 1 5/8" deep. This has just been put up for sale on the Pit-a-Pat page and can be found on the following link: CLICK HERE
Why not go and check out many of the other antique and vintage items that can be found on KT Miniatures' various pages.