Claygate old English fireplaces, manufacturer of Tudor Briquettes, by Wiggins-Sankey Ltd, Lysia Street, Fulham, SW6
Catalogue of Claygate Old English fireplaces, Fulham
Wiggins-Sankey Ltd, publisher, 1937
This is an illustration of a fireplace taken from a catalogue of Claygate Old English Fireplaces in 1937.
The Modernist look was popular in the 1930s, but not all homes looked sleek, white and streamlined. Historical styles were also popular, and used more traditional materials to achieve a ‘Tudorbethan’ look. The ‘Tudorbethan’ look was a nostalgic style inspired by various historical periods, but faithful to none.
Claygate Old English Fireplaces were definitely traditional and the cover image of this catalogue shows just how far they would go to promote this aspect of their product. From the over-mantel painting of a countryside scene to the heavily floral carpet and chair covers, the look is cosy little-England.