The Marmorea venture began with David’s passion for antique fireplaces, particularly from the Georgian, Regency and Victorian era’s. His mission is to help customers and collectors source the highest quality antique fireplaces and surrounds whether it be for the home or for a designer working to create the perfect look for their client.
However, David’s vision for Marmorea has always been more than to simply supply fireplaces and he has created a showroom displaying how the fireplaces could work alongside complementary pieces that include lighting, antique mirrors and fireplace furniture (inserts, fire grates and dogs); all of which can be supplied by Marmorea or sister company, Circa, which specialises in mid 20th Century furniture and lighting.
With his extensive knowledge of antique furniture and vast amount of experience whilst sourcing items throughout Europe, David is committed to giving his clients total satisfaction and considers it all part of the service to help them choose or create aesthetic perfection!
“It is a real pleasure for me to help my customers because I love to experiment with different combinations, particularly eclectic mixes of periods and designs which I think can create a fantastic look.”
David is passionate about his range of antique fireplaces being accessible to anyone who would like to have one of these beautiful pieces in their home and, with this in mind, offers a selective range of historically faithful reproductions.
“We strongly believe in using products produced in this country, our reproduction cast-iron is manufactured in a foundry in the north of England using traditional artisan methods and our stone and marble fireplaces are also skilfully hand crafted in the UK, giving us the edge in lead times.”
Traditional and Contemporary Lighting
We offer a bespoke Murano chandelier service from traditional to contemporary including spirals, cascades and sputniks – which is especially useful if you need pairs or want to continue a theme throughout your home. When travelling in Europe we search for great quality chandeliers in both the French and Italian styles; Crystal and cut glass, Ormolu, bronze and brass framed which are then rewired and carefully restored to their former glory. We can also offer a bespoke service of reproducing the traditional styles; Venetian, Waterfall, Tent and Purse Marie Therese…all crafted in Italy to the highest possible standard.
The mirrors in our showroom are usually continental in the Rococo and Baroque Manner, Louis Philippe style gold and silver gilt, and always with the original mercury glass plates. Overmantels, floor standing mirrors, hall mirrors and Regency Pier mirrors all feature in our selective inventory.
Our exclusive and luxurious flooring is produced in the Netherlands to exacting standards and with the choice of different finishes the possibilities are endless. Solid wood, engineered wood, oak and exotic wood is offered in different colours and can be waxed, oiled or smoked. Bespoke finishes are also available, with relatively short lead times and all our flooring is offered in three grades; Prime, Select and Rustic. We also have the facility to match up with your existing flooring where necessary.
Marmorea’s skilled craftsmen are able to create high quality reproduction fireplaces to exacting standards using the finest materials, including Bath and Portland stone as well as fine Italian statuary white and Carrara marble.
We offer restoration of pieces and a bespoke service to create a surround of your choice which includes on-site visits.
Marmorea has often been asked to find hard to come by or unique pieces from a specific era or to achieve a particular look and with our bespoke sourcing service in place we can do just that. We take great pride in the success we have had so far in finding particular items for our customers.
We ship throughout the UK and worldwide using specialist insured couriers.
For more information on Marmorea and our services, or to find out the latest products that we have in our showroom, contact us today and one of our advisors will get back to you shortly. Alternatively, you can call us on 020 7924 2010 and we can talk you through all the options available.