For over a quarter of a century Chesney’s has been one of the world’s leading dealers in antique fireplaces, restoring chimneypieces and grates at its workshops in central London.
The Chesney’s Contemporary collection combines simple modern design with clear architectural form in a series of designs that ensure that the fireplace remains the focus of the room.
Chesney’s have a long history of collaboration with leading designers from the fields of fashion, furniture and interior design. These collections have formed an important addition to the rich tradition of domestic fireplace design.
A new freedom in the use of architectural form and ornamentation emerged in the Victorian age which is reflected in the fireplace designs of the period.
It is the pleasing combination of scale and simplicity that makes the Regency fireplace an ideal choice for modern and period rooms, with its restrained ornamentation and simple construction.
Georgian fireplace design was based on the classical orders and followed strict rules of proportion whilst employing a rich and varied range of decorative devices.
These chimneypieces by Sir Edwin Lutyens have been carefully chosen to show his unique ability to translate the traditional architectural vocabulary into new forms that successfully combine classicism and modernity.
A collection of exact replicas of designs for chimneypieces selected from the archives of the world famous Sir John Soane’s Museum and reproduced by Chesneys under exclusive licence from the museum.
The term “architectural” is used to describe a fireplace which is well proportioned and which has clearly defined strong lines.
The French fireplace is characterised by its proportions – lower and deeper than those of an English fireplace, and by its decoration – particularly when displaying the exuberant Rococo style.
An “en trumeau” French fireplace will enhance the architecture of any large room. The term en trumeau describes a decorative panel, mirror or the continued section of a fireplace sitting above the mantel shelf.
The Heritage Collection displays the twin qualities of outstanding craftsmanship and integrity of design that are the hallmark of every Chesney's fireplace.
Under an exclusive licensing agreement with Sir John Soane's Museum, Chesney's can reproduce to order a facsimile of any chimneypiece contained within the museum's archive.
Over the past 25 years Chesney's has bought and sold some of the very finest and most important chimneypieces to come on the market.
A definitive contemporary manual for anyone wishing to design an architecturally correct period chimneypiece. It continues the rich tradition of architectural pattern books established during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and exemplified by...
Chesney's Factory Outlet offers include: discontinued lines,
fire surrounds that have colour variances in the stone or heavier than usual fossilisation or veining but which are nonetheless manufactured to our usual high standards and fire surrounds that...
Chesney's range of multi-fuel stoves offer the user versatility in the choice of fuel. Whether burning wood or coal, these stoves are both highly efficient and environmentally friendly in their performance.
In today's busy world many people simply don't have the time to build and tend a real fire. A gas stove will provide the answer, offering immediate enjoyment of the beauty and warmth of a real log fire at the flick of a switch. Chesney's stock a wide...
A wood burning stove should be a significant element in the design of a room and its main focus when lit. Chesney's has produced a sophisticated range of designs incorporating both traditional and contemporary styles.
The register grate had its origins in the early 19th century when the idea of closing down a fireplace with a radiant steel or cast iron interior to improve its efficiency first emerged.
Chesney's has created a beautiful collection of fire baskets and andirons in designs that will complement any fireplace. The extensive collection of fire baskets available can be adapted to house a gas effect fire.
Using technology developed by Glen Dimplex, selected fire baskets from the Chesney's range are now available with the Opti-myst® log effect electric fire.
Using technology developed by Glen Dimplex, two models from the Chesney's Solid Fuel Stove Collection, the Beaumont and the Salisbury are now available with the Opti-myst® log effect electric fire.
Chesney’s offer an extensive range of fire baskets, fire dogs and register grates. Whilst these can all be used for burning solid fuel, they are equally attractive when combined with a gas coal or log effect fire from Chesney’s Alchemy DFE range of gas...
Placing a gas effect fire behind glass and within a sealed steel chamber exponentially increases its efficiency but can detract significantly from the appearance of the fire.
Chesney's Bioethanol Fires do not need a chimney or a flue - and because our baskets house the liquid bioethanol in a purpose built tank, there are no restrictive cables or gas connections. This means that Chesney's Bioethanol Fires can be installed just...
This range of coals, logs and pebbles is the perfect accompaniment for our Bioethanol burners. The sets are designed specifically with our different sized baskets in mind.
Bioethanol is completely composed of biological products. The combustion of bio ethanol results in a clean emission: Heat, Steam and Carbon Dioxide.
Chesney's cater for every aspect of fireplace design. A variety of interior panels are available for the lining of fire chambers including faux brick interiors, French contre coeur panels and traditional reeded panels.
A fire screen is an essential safety feature where a real fire or stove is in use. In creating a range of fire screens, Chesney's has recognised this need for safety and practicality but combined it with a variety of distinctive and attractive designs....
A set of fire tools used to tend an open fire or stove need to be especially well made to withstand regular use and extremely high temperatures. The Chesney's collection addresses this requirement with a range of designs that is robust and practical....
A practical consideration in tending a fire or stove is where to store the fuel. Chesney's range of log holders addresses this requirement with a series of practical and attractive designs ranging from traditional to contemporary.
Undecided which surround will best suit your room? And then stuck on which fire basket or register grate you should choose to suit your surround?
Featuring the Beaumont stove in Ivory and comments from Paul Chesney....
Featuring Paul Chesney's comments on the efficiency and cost effectiveness...
Chesney's fireplaces appearing in an article suggesting decorating ideas...
Featuring our case study family, The Reeves' with their Salisbury stove,...
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