Founded in 1974, Acquisitions began life as an architectural antiques business but soon specialised in rescuing beautiful antique fireplaces that had been evicted from their home in the name of fashion.
As suitable originals became scarcer, they set about the ambitious task of replicating Victorian cast-iron fireplaces, and were proud to lead the way in restoring the period mantelpiece to its rightful place in the British public's consciousness.
Today, the Acquisitions collection of ‘continuations’ – the word ‘reproductions’ does not do their products justice, since they are so faithfully recreated using authentic skills, techniques and materials – is one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world, encompassing every material from marble to cast iron, and every style from Georgian to modern-day. While notable clients have included pop stars, film icons and denizens of 10 Downing Street, The White House and Buckingham Palace, Acquisitions are pleased to offer everything from private commissions to competitively priced models.
Acquisitions has an extensive list of well known clients, as can be seen below.
|No. 10 Downing Street||Zoe Wannamaker||Andrew Ridley|
|Buckingham Palace||Glenn Gregory||Dennis Norden|
|The White House||Michael Gambon||Melvyn Bragg|
|No 11. Downing Street||Alan Bennett||Sinead O'Connor|
|Admiralty House||Jonathan Miller||Adam Garcia|
|Bill Clinton||Brian Johnson||David Gahan|
|Steven Spielberg||Kim Appleby||Rod Stewart|
|Geoffrey Howe||The Savoy Hotel||Linda Ronstadt|
|Leslie Phillips||The Connaught Hotel||Beryl Bainbridge|
|Derek Jacobi||Sultan of Brunei||Charles Dance|
|Roger Lloyd Pack||George Lucas||James Hazeldine|
|Andy Bell||John Major||Nicholas Grace|
|Raphael Benitez||Robert Powell||Carlton House Terrace|
|Gary Speed||Martin Peters||London Marriott Grosvenor Square|
|Harry Kewell||Dennis Quilley||No 1 Hyde Park|
|Jonathan Ross||Tony Hadley||Bvlgari Hotel|
|Morten Harket||Sir Alex Ferguson||Bvlgari Residence|
|Cameron Mackintosh||Gary Neville||RAF Benevolent Fund|
|Sting||Djibril Cisse||The Rubens Hotel London|
|Adam Ant||Lord Brocket|
Catering for every taste and setting, Acquisitions of London are also the leading manufacturer of flueless wall-mounted fires with our range of contemporary X-FIRES, and produce a beautiful collection of British-made multi-fuel and gas stoves.