Fireplace. Saturday , January 20th , 2018 - 23:33:11 PM
The Victorian era was often referred to as The Battle of the Styles, due to the popularity of the many decorative designs from previous eras. Depending on a family‘s status, the Victorian fireplace mantel was made from slate, marble, wood or stone. The early and mid-Victorian period preferred the Gothic and Elizabethan styles: the Gothic was associated with the true Christian principles of morality, honesty and purity and the Elizabethan era invoked nostalgia for a chivalrous bygone age.
They come in an assortment of sizes, colors, styles and designs to fit any type of home interior decorating theme anyone could want. They also eliminate the need for installing or maintaining chimney flues, gas piping or venting duct work. They provide a cool to the touch feature that eliminates the worry or pain from being burned unlike a real flame burning fireplace. You can enjoy the dance and crackle of flames, while providing a wonderful cozy warm area in your home in the winter. In the summer you can turn off the heat and still enjoy the dance of the realistic flames.
The late Victorian age brought a mixture of styles. In direct contrast to the Georgian, Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, the Victorian era avoided sameness and had a richness that appealed to all. It was customary to decorate mantels with plush velvet pelmets; over-mantels had many shelves and brackets and sometimes the whole mantelpiece was backed with a mirror - plate glass became fashionable around this time. The late Victorians particularly loved Jacobean architecture, with its rich profusion of Renaissance and medieval motifs.
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