Fireplaces / October 15, 2018 / Azaria Lind.
Are you looking for unique fireplace mantel ideas for your fireplace? How about an iron fireplace mantel? These neoclassical unique fireplace mantles and style of architecture were favorite in Great Britain during the beginning of the eighteenth century. These remained a favorite type of fireplace mantel for that entire century.
The general style of iron fireplace mantels dominated the formal neoclassic styling in the United States during this period as well as. Attributes of the general style include tapered columns, delicate moldings, distinctive crown moldings and framed oval capitals along with traditional iron fireplace mantels.
Many of us think of masonry mantels when it comes to the topic of unique fireplace mantle types. The only custom carved stone fireplace mantels incorporate good figures and curving lines. The most detailed and unique fireplace mantles involve natural stone of some kind or another.
Skillful artisans create detailed carvings and overlays on the leg/jamb portions of a French period fireplace mantel. Currently, this period fireplace is experiencing a revival as people are scouring thrift and antique shops for French carved stone fireplace mantels.
Other types of unique fireplace mantle involving natural stone include limestone and marble fireplaces. Polished marble gleams and draws additional attention to the fire. This natural stone makes beautifully unique fireplace mantelpieces.
These fireplaces a made of real limestone, yet instead of skilled craftspeople carving the fire out of one large limestone piece, several pre-cut limestone pieces an incorporated as well.
If you are open to using pre-cut or veneer pieces of natural stone, you can conceivably spend no more than you would on a custom brick fireplace. Moreover, what is more, unique than a natural stone fireplace?
Slate fireplaces make genuinely one of a kind piece for any focal point. This dark and natural stone is unlike any other fireplace material and will complement the rich and dark living room decors. I’ve only seen one such fireplace, but I must say, it was indeed the unique fireplace mantle and hearth that I had ever laid eyes.
Wood is the remaining main type of material from which unique fireplace mantles can a crafted. There are three main types of wood fireplace mantels. There are colonial wood fireplace mantels which have straight lines and little decoration.
There are Adam mantels that incorporate many detailed sterilizations such as frets, scrolls, festoons, swags, and bows. Many people consider any decorative wood fireplace mantel to fall into this category.
The remaining category of wood mantelpieces includes any that do not fall into the first two categories. For example, stylized mantelpieces that are much more modern would be considered to be “modern wood mantelpieces.” The same is true of simple mantelpieces that do not appear colonial regarding style.