Mantel Styles Explained

In order to assist with your fireplace mantel search, we have divided our mantelpiece collection into a number of categories.

Mantel style variations are one way of narrowing your fireplace mantel search. Please note that in an attempt to keep the number of categories to a minimum we have included many possible variations of each style under each style search category.

The following is a brief description of what you will find in each Style category.

For ease of use and brevity, mantels in each category may be period reproductions or period inspired contemporary designs.

THE FRENCH MANTEL 1820-1890

The French mantelpiece category includes mantelpieces which may be described as falling into the following general architectural period styles;

  • French Transitional
  • French Country/Provincial
  • French Gothic/Norman
  • French Baroque/Rococo
  • French Renaissance
  • French Classical
  • French Louis XIV
French style formal mantel detail

ENGLISH STYLE

The English mantelpiece category includes mantelpieces which may be described as falling into the following general architectural period styles;

  • English Georgian/Regency
  • English Baroque
Elegant corner of Tartaruga Design English style cast stone mantel.

ITALIANATE STYLE

The Italianate mantelpiece category includes mantelpieces which may be described as falling into the following general architectural period styles;

  • Italian Transitional
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Italian Traditional
  • Italian Tuscan
Tartaruga Design cast stone Italianate mantel.

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

The Contemporary mantelpiece category includes mantelpieces which may be described as falling into the following general architectural period styles;

  • Simple Classical profiling
  • Transitional
  • Modern
Beautiful modern avanti mantel with overmantel in dark grey concrete.