Dog grates were freestanding in the fireplace opening. Hob grates were built in to the fireplace opening. Georgian fireplaces often included engraved or reeded brass ornamentation. Fireplaces were typical in all homes, in living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. Styles and ornateness vary depending on era and original purpose.

The surround for dog or hob grates can be marble, cast-iron, stone, wood or slate. We can help you with pairing grates with mantelpieces to suit your needs.