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.
The Cavendish with the efficient Sheraton stove ensuring that this setting is not only very pleasing to view but also capable of keeping the occupants of the room warm.