Westland Fire Guards & Fire Screens - Exceptional London Antiques

Our collection of antique fire guards & screens is the epitome of style and charm with examples ranging from Baroque to Arts and Crafts, Rococo and Art Nouveau.

  • Stock: 15595

    An ornate fire screen of excellent quality, the handle fashioned from opposing torch bearing putti and the frame decorated with a border of bound laurel and foliate scrolls. The central applied decoration depicts a bagpipe, tambourine, a summer hat and foliate sprays.
    English, c.1880. Awaiting restoration.

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    Width Height
    21 1116"
    55 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 15616

    A fine gilt bronze fire screen in the Louis XVI taste, the handle forming part of a ribboned design suspending drapery, and the outer frame cast to take the form of a bound laurel wreath, surmounted by fruiting finials. The lower decoration takes the form of a formalised scrolling acanthus design, with scrolling feet either side. French, c.1890.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 78"
    53 cms
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms
  • Stock: 10153

    A charming and decorative Victorian triple arched embossed leather screen mounted on an wooden frame with striking hand painted floral decoration of lilies of the field, water lilies, irises & bull rushes on the panels. English, circa 1870.

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    width height depth
    Overall 59 38"
    151 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms
    0 1316"
    2 cms

    Listed Price: £2,500 Before restoration.(+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 13935

    An early19th century Regency rosewood and inlaid satinwood Sheraton Revival firescreen, the fabric panel depicting a couple strolling near pyramids in a desert scene, the frame with an acanthus scrolled handle and with carved tulip decoration on the side columns.
    English, circa 1840.

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    Width Height Depth
    33 18"
    84 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 14443

    A 20th century large, highly ornate and decorative French Rococo style gilt bronze firescreen with a cherub fanning a reclining maiden on the mesh panel.
    French, mid 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    28"
    71 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms
  • Stock: 14435

    A 20th century large, highly ornate and decorative French Rococo style bronze and wire mesh firescreen with a playful cherub surmounted on the mesh panel. French mid 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    24 58"
    62.5 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms
  • Stock: 8663

    A Georgian English Rococo firescreen in need of restoration.
    Carved giltwood and gesso with decorative scrollwork, flowers and foliage
    and a cut-plush tapestry panel stitched with birds and foliage.
    Photo before restoration.

    English late 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    29 18"
    74 cms
    48 1316"
    124 cms
    18 18"
    46 cms

    Listed Price: £5,200 sold as seen(+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 11606

    An Austrian or German early 19th century Biedermeier satinwood fire screen, the scrolled top above an adjustable framed floral gros point woolwork panel, on square tapering supports, united by a turned stretcher on downswept legs, terminating in castors. Biedermeyer corresponds somewhat to the English Regency and the French Empire period styles.
    Early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    23 58"
    60 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms
    13"
    33 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 11590

    A tall giltwood firescreen, the two scallop shaped guards with pastel paintings of a ruined church, on scrolling tripod base and claw feet.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Height
    55"
    139.8 cms

    Listed Price: £1,200 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 9909

    An Arts & Crafts fire screen, the central embossed brass circular panel depicting a Viking longboat in full sail, mounted in a hammered burnished steel surround fixed with brass faceted studs in wrought iron supports.
    English, circa1900.

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    Width Height
    28 1116"
    73 cms
    27 58"
    70 cms
  • Stock: 8916

    A simple Arts and Crafts brass and iron firescreen decorated with a Galleon.
    English, circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    20 18"
    51 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms

    Listed Price: £650 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 8687

    An oak framed firescreen in the Baroque manner. The 18th century tapestry panel depicts Eastern Royal Couple attended by two Pages, with a marquee in the background. Photo before restoration.
    English, 18th and 19th century, similar to one in the Drawing room in Newhailes House, Scotland. ( photo before restoration )

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    Width Height Depth
    27 1316"
    70.5 cms
    37"
    94 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms

    Listed Price: £2,400 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 8686

    An Arts & Crafts walnut & embossed leather firescreen in the manner of George Jack of Morris & Company, the screen depicting mythical dragons among foliage and thistles.
    Early 20th century

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    Width Height Depth
    33 18"
    84 cms
    37 58"
    95.5 cms
    11"
    28 cms

    Listed Price: £1,800 (+VAT where applicable)

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  • Stock: 8672

    A Newlyn Art Nouveau firescreen. The central screen of ovoid outline with a repousse galleon in full sail held in wrought iron frame and stand.
    English, circa 1920.

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    Width Height
    26"
    66 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms

    Listed Price: £1,100 (+VAT where applicable)

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Antique fire screens serve a vital function when you have a working fireplace. Not only do they lessen the sometimes-scorching heat from a fire, but they can also protect against sparks, which may damage soft furnishings and even clothing!

Antique fire guards are often fitted with a fine mesh to block sparks, so it is important to choose one that is an appropriate size if the fire will be in use. Small fire guards are perfect when placed in front of a register grate as the fire is smaller but for a larger fireplace, such as an inglenook, a much bigger antique fire screen would be required.

Antique fire screens can also be used purely for decorative purposes, as they were often designed to be wonderfully ornate. French fire screens are particularly so, sometimes gilded so they glow within the opening of a fireplace. Bronze fire screens such as these are often very high-quality objects, so they provide a wonderful feature whether they are used for decoration only or serve a practical function during the colder months.

Their English counterparts can also be decorative. Peacock fire screens for example are the perfect fireplace accessory. When open, their leaves form the shape of a peacock’s tail, and when closed these leaves fold neatly together.

Tapestry fire screens are also highly decorative and were very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. It was a pastime of women to embroider or weave panels for these screens, which would then protect their fair complexions from the glare of the fire. Victorian fire guards are often inset with needlework or tapestry panels that were made by women at home, rather than sold with these elements already fitted.

For a more rustic interior, an Arts and Crafts copper fire screen would work well, as they were often handmade. As these fire screens were beaten into shape, the finish is more understated and often works well with stone or wooden fireplaces.

We have a wide range of antique fire screens on this page, but if you are looking for anything specific, please do not hesitate to contact us.