A shadow lay across the kitchen floor; it was that of the deaf mute, as he stood on a chair before the fire, supporting himself on the chimney piece
with one puny arm, while he reached overhead with the other.
The marble washstand, the dressing table, the little sofa, the tables, the bronze clock on the chimney piece
, the window curtains, and the portieres were all new and expensive.
In Bruce Street, two chimney pieces
came down through roofs, while in Colquhoun Street large holes were blown in the roofs of two household stores.
The tender document further states: "This is in relation to the carrying out of repairs to include restoration, cleaning, repair and replication of historic chimney pieces
. Fire back and hearth works will form part of the chimney piece
James Harvey Insole's surviving son, George Frederick, decided to remodel the building and for the second time in its life the house was transformed: "Existing rooms were enlarged and decorated or panelled, and many of the earlier Gothic features, such as leaded windows and chimney pieces
Some of the marble chimney pieces
came from Clarence House, built by William IV, and now the official residence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
There will be something for everybody with a vast array of pieces available such as marble statues, stone columns, substantial garden lion statues, impressive carved stone chimney pieces
, period fire surrounds and inserts, wooden beams and marble flooring and tiles.
In 1886 a local historian celebrated its panelled ceilings, oak panelling and fine chimney pieces
Among the British dealers are Max Rutherston, who brings Japanese art; Robin Martin with 18th-century decorative objects; Peter Finer with arms and armour; Nicholas Gifford-Mead with antique chimney pieces
and fire furniture; Richard Saltoun with modern and contemporary art; and the Tomasso Brothers, and Giovanni Tomasso Ltd with a selection of fine art and European sculpture.
Their designs form the centrepiece for the new exhibition and include sketches for a library carpet design, a skylight with celestial motifs and chimney pieces
for the grand entrance hall, which show the intricate passageways of flues and air circulation.
Instant expert SOTHEBY'S the auctioneers is holding its first-ever sale dedicated entirely to antique chimney pieces
and fire grates.
Also displayed are a fantastic range of natural stone chimney pieces
with inglenook chambers, all complemented by 'live' Living Flame basket fires and stoves.