British mantelpieces of all periods dating from 1690 to 1920 are represented. There are a number of outstanding mantelpieces from the mid to late 18th century, including designs by Sir Isaac Ware, the great neo-classicist Robert Adam and the Dublin based stuccadore, Pietro Bossi. The collection also includes numerous French and Italian mantelpieces for the 18th and 19th centuries.
The condition of every mantelpieces and grate is marked by a meticulous approach to its conservation and any restoration work that has been undertaken is described in detail to a prospective buyer in a condition report. Chesney’s masons and restorers only use traditional methods in their restoration work to ensure that every piece retains its authenticity. Much of Chesney’s collection is displayed on the web site but new pieces are constantly being acquired and restored prior to cataloging and photography.
We have selected a number of our finest antiques to display in our antiques showroom on Battersea Park Road – exquisite examples of some of the most beautiful mantelpieces from our extensive collection.