Vintage Fireplace / July 19, 2018 / Jessica Levesque.
When it comes to selecting a fireplace mantel for vintage houses, you certainly have choices. Today, mantels are available in a lot of different types of material, sizes and shapes, and designs. Modern design has pushed the boundaries of its design farther than ever before. Most of fireplace mantels are built alongside the fireplace when a brand new home is built. As homeowner buys a house and desires to alter the mantel, there are many ways through which to go about it.
In the 20th century, the fireplace continued to serve as a dreamlike emblem of the happy home. Colonial Revival houses relied heavily on the simpler designs of the Colonial and Federal periods, and while mantelshelves and colonettes abounded, there was scarcely an overmantel to be seen. In Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright and his followers, monolithic brick and stone chimney walls may be of simple fieldstone or glazed brick or tile.
Victorian Stoves - These stoves date back to the late 1800's. They are generally made from cast iron, and adorned with nickel. This early kitchen stove will meet all of your cooking needs. Country Stoves - These stoves generally date to around the early 1900's. It is very similar to the Victorian stove, but more effort has been out into the nickel highlights and the clean, crisp casting.
Brush- Usually round or flat, with harder bristles than that of a broom, it is ideal for efficiently cleaning your hearth, grate, and the fireplace itself. The stiff bristles allow for more thorough cleaning, as it is especially tough on stains. Bellow- Both decorative and functional, this is used to suck in air through a hole and delivers it out through the nozzle. This helps the fire burn stronger in a much safer and effective way as you need not blow manually directly into a fire.