About Us

Wharton Antiques restores, stocks, sells and fits antique stone fireplaces, and has the best and largest range of antique French fireplaces and stone chimneypieces in Europe.

Trading from the UK, but also with a permanent base in the South-West of France, Wharton Antiques applies a totally hands-on approach. 

Many miles and hours are spent searching out genuine antique and reclaimed architectural items from around Europe. The accent is on chimneypieces, but nothing of interest ever goes unnoticed. 

Months can be spent waiting for export authorisation and once granted objects are then brought back to Somerset and restored as necessary. The stock images give only an idea of recent finds; a lot of items are sold directly on into the trade. Regardless of whether you are looking for the truly rustic or the Renaissance, the impossibly large or a simple bedroom piece, we will be very glad to help.