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.
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.
Stone has been the most favoured materials for architecture from the earliest times. Its warm colour and rugged texture make it ideal for fireplaces of every period.
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.
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.
The term “architectural” is used to describe a fireplace which is well proportioned and which has clearly defined strong lines.
Over the past 30 years Chesney’s has acquired a worldwide reputation as the premier resource for the finest antique chimneypieces and for its unrivalled collection of historically authentic facsimile chimneypieces.
In this collection of limited edition chimneypieces, we showcase the finest of these vibrantly figured marbles. Please inquire for more details on these one-of-a-kind pieces.
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.
Chesney's London will exclusively be offering a selection factory seconds and discontinued fireplaces. These fireplaces while manufactured to our same high standards of craftsmanship and quality of material are subject to natural veining, colour variation...
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 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.
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.
Chesney’s Genuine replacement stove spares can now be purchased directly through our Chesney’s Online Shop. All common spares are now available to order at your convenience and delivered to your door. We aim to deliver all standard orders in 3 working...
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.
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.
Accessories compatible with Chesney's wood burning and multi-fuel stoves.
Replacement parts to fit the Opti-Myst Electric Stoves and Electric Fire Baskets.
Your personal fireplace design assistant. Quick and simple to use - Select, build and be inspired.
A feature on Chesney's Antiques...
The Financial Times has written a feature about 18th century chimneypieces...
The Financial Times - How To Spend It features an online interview wth...
The gold list edition of Luxe Interiors + Design magazine features the...
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