Fireplaces of this type were made during the reign of the British Queen Victoria (1837-1901). In the decorative schemes of the Victorian period, the stone colour generally denoted the function of the room. Light coloured stones such as White Carrara marble were generally used in the Sitting Room and Bedrooms, whilst the Study and Dining Room were usually furnished with a dark coloured marble fireplace. Additionally, the size of a Victorian fireplace relied upon the size and purpose of the room. The front parlour or other areas that received guests would be fitted with the grandest fireplace and mantel. Simpler designs were reserved for main bedrooms, while smaller bedrooms and servant quarters would feature the most basic cast iron fireplace surrounds.