Accessories for the fireplace
The fireplace has always been a symbol of home comfort and warmth. In the modern world, fireplace, perhaps, has become a symbol of wealth, for the structure of the fireplace and its maintenance is not so cheap. But it applies to real wood-burning fireplaces. Today, there are alternatives: gas fireplace, imitating the wood, and electric one, simulating both flame and firewood. A few hundred years ago the fireplace served a source of heat, but today it is used more often as part of the decoration of the housing and a cozy place for relaxation. Despite the fact that the appointment of the fireplace slightly changed, the traditions associated with it remained unchanged. Any self-respecting owner of the fireplace should buy fireplace accessories and supplies. "What they're for, if the fireplace is gas or electric?" - you may ask.
In modern society there is an idea that the accessories for the fireplace perform both practical and aesthetic purpose. In addition, they are an indicator of wealth of its owner. So many people who like to sit by an electric or gas fireplace, buy fireplace accessories which act as decoration for the fireplace.
Fireplace accessories include:
metal curtain for firebox;
buckets of coal and ash;
fireplace decorations that carry only artistic and aesthetic function. Fireplace accessories can be divided into two groups: those that are necessary for maintenance of a wood-burning fireplace, and those that are not mandatory to use. The first group is a fireplace set, which includes:
poker for agitating coal;
brush for cleaning the fireplace;
tongs and fork for turning and breaking coal.
Fireplace set is stored in the wall of the fireplace,on hooks or on a rack, which is called "Serviter".
Optional group of accessories for the fireplace includes:
Bellows to blow the fire; firewood basket – to store firewood; the burner leaves; the grate. Choosing fireplace accessories, we should remember that they must go well not only with the style of the decoration of the fireplace but also with the room it is in. In addition, such characteristics as functionality, reliability and ergonomics are necessary. Do not forget about convenience. A serviter and a firewood basket must be sustainable, a poker, brushes and dustpans must lay comfortably in your hand. Fireplace accessories are made of steel, cast iron, brass, sometimes bronze. To create them such technologies as forging or casting are used. Casting allows you to create true masterpieces of metal, although cast products can be quite massive. There is also casting with the assemble work, in this case the cast products can be assembled during transportation and storage. The forged products seem to be quite massive, in fact forging technology makes the metal relatively easy and convenient to use. Fireplace Accessories can be painted with fireproof paint and then patinized, which gives the effect of antiquity. Fireplace sets should be stored in close proximity to the fireplace. They should always be on hand to the owner so that he could monitor the fire, stir the embers, and move the logs during the conversation. It is nice that all accessories for the fireplace you can order separately and make the fireplace room decor elegant and exclusive. Photos represent our restoration works on the following objects:
The cabin of Peter the great, the Summer garden, the Mikhailovsky castle, the Mariinsky theatre,
The Mariinsky Palace, the Palace of Grand Duke Nicholay Nikolaevich,
The Vorontsov Palace, the Museum of artillery, the Alexander Nevsky Lavra,
The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the Lopukhinskiy garden, the Grand Choral Synagogue, the Garden of Saint Galli, the Albreht residential treatment center, Children's hospital of St. Nicholas,
The Derzhavin Museum, the Orphanage (Spiridonov mansion), the Garden of January 9th,
The Kleinmichel chalet, Vladimirsky Cathedral, the Lomonosov University,
The house of Nobel, St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Gates in Dobrolyubova street
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