A mantlepiece is a frame spanning the opening of the chimney and the earliest date back to around 1650.
More commonly used from the eighteenth and nineteenth century they are of historical and architectural interest as a record of the way people lived. Mantelpieces bought elegance and beauty into the home and were carefully chosen for the requirement of each room just as
they are now.
This feature surrounds the interior frame, drawing attention to the scrolls that adorn both sides of the frame.
These patterns are superbly complimented by a cascading scroll detail that protrudes from either side.
A grated rectangular panel separates the inner frame from the mantel, giving the Belgrave an imposing finish.