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Fire Place Collection

Background imageFire Place Collection: Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster
In Thank You Jeeves!, Jeeves gives notice when Bertie Wooster, his employer, insists on playing the banjolele

Background imageFire Place Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. Details included are Holmess pipe and his violin. Date: 1951

Background imageFire Place Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background imageFire Place Collection: Triplex Grate C Pattern

Triplex Grate C Pattern
The C-pattern TRIPLEX grate, with heated compartments above and to one side of the open fireplace which has a warming stand in front of it

Background imageFire Place Collection: Silhouette of a local squire and his dog

Silhouette of a local squire and his dog
Silhouette of a local squire having a drink in his local pub, with his dog at his feet. An advertisement for Worthington beer

Background imageFire Place Collection: Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London

Living Room, Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London
Living Room of 221B Baker Street, part of a Sherlock Holmes Exhibition, London, reconstructed by Michael Weight. A dummy version of the man himself can be seen in the far window. Date: 1951

Background imageFire Place Collection: Looking Up the Chimney by Muriel Dawson

Looking Up the Chimney by Muriel Dawson
A little child peers up the chimney, wondering how Father Christmas is going to make his descent and fill the expectantly hung stockings while the fire is lit

Background imageFire Place Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageFire Place Collection: If Unhealthy, be healthy: If Healthy by Healthier

If Unhealthy, be healthy: If Healthy by Healthier
An energetic man starts the day in his dressing gown by diving off the mantelpiece of his living room, using his wifes head as a springboard

Background imageFire Place Collection: G K Chesterton, writer

G K Chesterton, writer
Gilbert Keith Chesterton writer

Background imageFire Place Collection: Thomas Hardy / Library

Thomas Hardy / Library
THOMAS HARDY Thomas Hardys home at Max Gate - the Library

Background imageFire Place Collection: Two Red & White Setters

Two Red & White Setters
Two Red and White Irish Setters settled companionably in front of a burning open fireplace

Background imageFire Place Collection: Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce

Beethoven / Bonn Birthplce
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN His birthplace at 515 Bonngasse, Bonn The Relic Room Date: 1770 - 1827

Background imageFire Place Collection: The Blue Room at Borley Rectory

The Blue Room at Borley Rectory
Undated photograph of the Blue Room at Borley Rectory, where many manifestations took place. HPG/1/3/4 (vii)

Background imageFire Place Collection: Little girl with dog by Muriel Dawson

Little girl with dog by Muriel Dawson
Little girl in pink pyjamas standing in front of a fireplace with a white dog, by Muriel Dawson. circa 1920s

Background imageFire Place Collection: Father Cmas / Toys / Fireple

Father Cmas / Toys / Fireple
Father Christmas puts out a selection of toys and presents in front of a fireplace which has a lovely vase of holly and two candlesticks on it

Background imageFire Place Collection: Milton Dictating

Milton Dictating
JOHN MILTON English writer, depicted after he had become blind, dictating to his daughter

Background imageFire Place Collection: Library, Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Library, Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour painting of the Library at Hartwell House, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s

Background imageFire Place Collection: Fairyland Fancies

Fairyland Fancies -- a little girl gazes into the fire, seeing imaginary figures of fairies, witches and goblins. late 19th century

Background imageFire Place Collection: Origin Species, CH Bennett, banker - vulture

Origin Species, CH Bennett, banker - vulture
Vulturine. Satire on Darwins Origin of Species showing the evolution of a vulture to a banker. Known for his beak and bald head the vulture has exchanged his feathers for a broadcloth

Background imageFire Place Collection: Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast

Landlord Les Rowe carving a rog hoast
A traditional Cornish Hog Roast, cooking on a spit in a wonderful old fireplace, about to be attacked by the pub Landlord Les Rowe

Background imageFire Place Collection: Triplex Grate 1929

Triplex Grate 1929
The TRIPLEX grate, with heated compartments on either side of the open fireplace

Background imageFire Place Collection: Advert for Gold Flake cigarettes 1927

Advert for Gold Flake cigarettes 1927

Background imageFire Place Collection: Undated photograph of the corner of the chemical laboratory

Undated photograph of the corner of the chemical laboratory at the National Laboratory of Psychical Research. HPG/1/2/1 (ii)

Background imageFire Place Collection: Darwin / Downe / Study

Darwin / Downe / Study
Charles Darwins home at Downe, in Kent - the study

Background imageFire Place Collection: Noblewoman & Son, Knole

Noblewoman & Son, Knole
A noblewoman and her son sit looking at a book by the fireplace in the Brown Gallery at Knole, Kent

Background imageFire Place Collection: Miner washing at a tin bath, South Wales

Miner washing at a tin bath, South Wales
A South Wales miner washes at a tin bath in front of the fire, while his wife sits mending socks

Background imageFire Place Collection: 1920S Bedroom

1920S Bedroom
A light and spacious bedroom with a connecting door leading to the next room. Date: 1920s

Background imageFire Place Collection: Interior at 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London

Interior at 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
Watercolour painting of an interior at 3 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London. From left to right are Carry, Count (the dog) and Josephine

Background imageFire Place Collection: Kitchen interior, St Donats Castle, Glamorgan, Wales

Kitchen interior, St Donats Castle, Glamorgan, Wales
Sketch of the kitchen interior at St Donats Castle, Glamorgan, Wales, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. 1842

Background imageFire Place Collection: Pub landlady stops snack, 1858

Pub landlady stops snack, 1858
" Dip your roll in your own pot at home!" A fierce looking landlady berates a hungry customer caught in the act of helping himself to the contents of her cooking pot

Background imageFire Place Collection: A Jersey Kitchen

A Jersey Kitchen
A Jersey cottage kitchen, complete with copper pans on the fireplace range, a well-stocker dresser and curtained mantlepiece

Background imageFire Place Collection: A Grandfather and Grandson - Devon

A Grandfather and Grandson - Devon
A Grandfather and Grandson, in a very lavish interior in Devon. Photograph by Ralph Ponsonby Watts

Background imageFire Place Collection: Edwardian Living Room

Edwardian Living Room
An attractive blonde Edwardian upper class lady, standing proudly next to the marble fireplace of her beautifully furnished living room

Background imageFire Place Collection: Two little boys waiting for Santa

Two little boys waiting for Santa
Two brothers, dressed in their pyjamas, wait by the fireplace, hoping to see Santa Claus. Date: c. 1910

Background imageFire Place Collection: Father Christmas peeking out through the chimney

Father Christmas peeking out through the chimney c. 1910

Background imageFire Place Collection: Advert for Radiation gas appliances 1947

Advert for Radiation gas appliances 1947
For Gas appliances say New World silent beam gas fires burns silently with a restful glow whether the gas is high or low. 1947

Background imageFire Place Collection: Tales from Many Lands: The Three Wishes

Tales from Many Lands: The Three Wishes

Background imageFire Place Collection: Teddy having his bath

Teddy having his bath

Background imageFire Place Collection: Cow watching the television

Cow watching the television

Background imageFire Place Collection: Emersons study showing shelves of books, fireplace and desk

Emersons study showing shelves of books, fireplace and desk. Date c1888

Background imageFire Place Collection: Fireplace in Frank Tengles home. Hale County, Alabama

Fireplace in Frank Tengles home. Hale County, Alabama. Date 1935 or 1936

Background imageFire Place Collection: Interior at Greville Place, Kilburn, north west London

Interior at Greville Place, Kilburn, north west London
Colour drawing of a rich interior at Greville Place, Kilburn, north west London, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s

Background imageFire Place Collection: The Stolen Interview

The Stolen Interview. Couple standing at a fireplace Date: 1872

Background imageFire Place Collection: Room in Llandaff House, Glamorgan, Wales

Room in Llandaff House, Glamorgan, Wales
Colour sketch of a room in Llandaff House, Glamorgan, Wales, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s

Background imageFire Place Collection: Drawing room and school room, Bedford

Drawing room and school room, Bedford
Colour sketch of a drawing room, with a school room visible through a doorway, in a house in Bedford. Present are Mr Ruddicks children

Background imageFire Place Collection: English soprano Miss Sylva (Sylvia) Van Dyck

English soprano Miss Sylva (Sylvia) Van Dyck

Background imageFire Place Collection: Drawing Room in A W T Greens House

Drawing Room in A W T Greens House
Colour sketch entitled Drawing room in A.W.T. Greens house, showing a woman with three children, by Henrietta Grace Baden Powell (nee Smyth, 1824-1914), mother of Robert. circa 1840s



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