Fireplace and Mantelpiece Restoration
Restoration of Historic Fireplaces
Urban Revivals can apply its experience in furniture and tile repair and refinishing to your fireplace. This mantelpiece was built from salvaged wood, in Eastlake style. We ebonized and gilded the wood.
Preparing for Fireplace Renovation
A separate contractor repaired the firebrick and flue size. Urban Revivals patched the hearth cement bed and re-installed hearth tiles, including the search for very close imitations. (See results previous picture)
Art Tile Installation
Urban Revivals ordered art tiles from England and rebuilt this fireplace (see results next picture). The existing slate was used as a base for the tile but was considered too damaged to be retained as the main surround.
This small Rumford fireplace provided warmth to an English basement, c. 1899, in the downtown DC area.
Primary Fireplace Restoration
This fireplace required refinishing of the curved wood in its mantelpiece that displayed beautiful graining, with trimwork created to match lengths that were missing.
Tiles Selected to match Victorian Wallpaper
Care was taken to select hearth tiles that matched attractively with a three part Victorian wallpaper treatment, capturing colors in the paper and compound cornices.
We can also create a new mantelpiece for you, using salvaged lumber from historic homes; tailor made to fit in your room and complement your decor. Our fireplace services include:
- Mantelpiece Construction
- Change damaged or unattractive brick to faux brick
- Attachment or Reattachment to Wall
- Removal of stains and cleaning of marble or slate
- Restoration of Hearth or Surround Tiles
- Mantelpiece refinishing or restoration
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