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Poles, Ware, Hertfordshire: the fireplace in the Oak Hall

Ernest George & Peto
NOTES: Now called Hanbury Manor and open as a hotel.

Dial Close, Cookham Dean, Berkshire: the library

Moore, Temple Lushington (1856-1920)
NOTES: The mantelpiece in the library is by Temple Moore, circa 1887.

Chateau of Fontainebleau: the Salle de Bal

de l'Orme, Philibert (c. 1514-1570)
NOTES: The frescoes, designed by Primaticcio, were actually carried out by Niccolo dellÔÇÖAbbate and date from the 1550s. Hunting scenes are depicted on each side of the chimney breast. The chimneypiece was designed by Philibert de l'Orme.

Palais Garnier (Opera de Paris), Place de l'Opera, Paris: detail of the chimneypiece in the octagonal salon

Garnier, Charles (1825-1898)
SOURCE: Charles Garnier: Le nouvel opera de Paris, vol. II (Paris, 1880), pl. 26-27

Unidentified designs for a drawing room in the Adam style: elevation of a wall with one chimneypiece and two doorways and much decorative plasterwork

Aitchison, George (1825-1910)
NOTES: There are drawings for each wall of the room and a design for the ceiling.

Two half-elevations of fireplaces

NOTES: The drawing at right is inscribed Sedan. Sedan could relate to a new town hall built in Sedan circa 1613. Alternatively it could relate to the Palais des Prince, a part of the fortress of Sedan, begun in 1611.

Designs for chimneypieces

Gibbs, James (1682-1754)
SOURCE: James Gibbs, A Book of architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments (London, 1728), pl. 94

Designs for chimneypieces

Langley, Batty (1696-1751)
SOURCE: Batty Langley, The City and country builder's, and workman's treasury of designs (London, 1740), pl. LXVII NOTES: One of the plates in a section devoted to 'Of Chimney Pieces and their Enrichments'.