Once an antique is sold, it’s gone forever but a faithful reproduction continues its design life: that was the inspiration behind antiques dealer Will Fisher’s decision to set up Jamb 19 years ago. He began by creating a reproduction collection from antique lighting and chimneypieces that he had once owned; in 2004, Will’s wife Charlotte joined him and together they have continued to grow the business.
Today the lighting collection is comprised of more than 100 designs and the company is renowned as the go-to destination for leading architects and interior designers looking for
the finest quality antique fireplaces, reproduction fireplaces and lighting, all in the English country house aesthetic.
Antique fireplaces form the backbone of the business and Jamb has a reputation for having the most extensive reclaimed antique fireplace collection in the UK. This includes period
pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries that recall the work of Britain’s finest architects such as Inigo Jones, William Kent and John Nash.
Antique fireplaces form the backbone of the business and Jamb has a reputation for having the most extensive reclaimed antique fireplace collection in the UK
Bespoke fireplace commissions range from creating an entire collection of one-off mantels for a Neoclassical mansion, to the demands of designing and building a unique Gothic centrepiece for a château in France. Currently, Jamb is making many reproduction fireplace designs in wonderful Italian marble, from Breche Violette to Bardiglio, as well as stones from the oldest English quarries.
When it comes to reproduction lighting, a globe lantern is still the Jamb signature lantern yet there are more than 100 designs in the collection, all of which stem from antique originals. The recent Hanbury collection, for instance, which has been hugely popular since it launched last year, is a group of small, versatile wall and hanging lights inspired by the 1920s industrial age.
All Jamb lanterns are made with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the gauge of the frame is as you would expect to find on an antique. Jamb continues to work in the lost wax method, which ensures castings are continuously accurate and true to the original. In all reproductions, Jamb strives to create a finish to replicate that of an antique.