Chimneypieces are an important architectural detail and in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, would have been built specifically for a particular room. To accommodate the varying demands of space, style and historical imperative, Jamb offers an extensive bespoke chimneypiece service.
During London Craft Week, the Jamb window displays marble carving and the craftsmanship behind the chimneypiece, as founder Will Fisher describes:
‘Firstly the design is drawn up in our London Workshop. A little like pattern cutting, we work out how much marble is needed for the design and how it would be cut within the block. Then we request the block of marble from Italy with photos and a sample to show the client. Once this is approved the marble is shipped over from Italy. Once it arrives the fireplace is then cut into sections and hand carved. We also source English stone and Jamb is acclaimed for its distressing service to create the patina of age.’
Jamb sources rare and beautiful marbles and stone, materials that have been mined for centuries to create some of most beautiful chimneypieces throughout the ages.
‘The marbles can be inlaid or carved from block. Examples that we have used in bespoke fireplace designs include; Convent Sienna, Verde Antico, Porphyry, Breche, Brocatello, Belgium Black and Oche de Pavone. We have also created stunning chimneypieces from Pietra Serena stone. Our work with creating bespoke fireplaces has a truly extensive nature, ranging from creating an entire collection of one off mantels for a Neoclassical mansion, to the demands of designing and building a unique Gothic centrepiece for a Chateau in France.’
All bespoke work, whatever the scale, is undertaken with care and precision by highly skilled and knowledgeable craftsmen at Jamb’s workshop here the UK.