Is this fireplace worth anything?

21 Jun 2006
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Hello, I have what seems to be an ART DECO / 1950's fireplace with dark and light brown tiled designs. The hearth border seems to be made from marble.

I would like to replace this fireplace with a more modern one which will go with the rest of the room.

My questions are:-

1. Is the old fireplace worth a lot of money?
2. If the answer to the above is YES, then how do I safely take it out without damaging it?
3. If the answer to question 1 is NO, then how do I remove it without damaging the chimney?
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It shouldn't be too hard to get the fireplace out with judicious application of force and correct use of appropriate tools. Marble is very fragile though so be careful. It should leave the brick fireplace untouched.

As for the value, we recently sold a disgusting modern "Regency" style gas fire and wood surround for £100 so it was worth that to somebody!

If you suspect it has genuine value try some of the architectural salvage firms - you could email a picture. Have a look at for a start.
Or photograph it and put it on fleabay. People will buy anything. But take it off very carefully. If you knock off the plaster round it you may find some fixing lugs.
50`s too late for deco but if it was 30`s proper deco I`d like it but I`m hundreds of miles south of you :cry:
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Nige F said:
50`s too late for deco but if it was 30`s proper deco I`d like it but I`m hundreds of miles south of you :cry:
Ha, ive an old 1930's art deco built in cast iron stove you can have NigeF..
as for the question ive looked into selling savage and mostly it costs more in petrol to transport it to the savage depos than you get in cash :(.. try your local paper or ebay
That sounds interesting .Static..........Eor W Sussex.......tis a big county ;)
Polegate, so just down the road from you.. email me (in profile) if interested..

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