I’m often amazed when I think of the extraordinary breadth of antique fireplaces that we sell at Jamb. Each fire surround reflects a valid representation of design from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century from Britain’s finest architects that include Inigo Jones, Isaac Ware and John Nash. They stand as an example of durability and historical permanence while time continues to pass with the evolution of design.
The passage of time and the changing faces of architecture through the centuries was put into context recently when we took a trip down the Thames by boat from Waterloo to Greenwich. I consider it one of the best ways to see London’s historic buildings especially with the helpful ticket collector’s entertaining stories and factual explanation of the buildings.