Centuries-old French fireplace

Reference : 202102
Centuries-old French fireplace : Centuries-old French fireplace in simple country style, with a modest cantilever forward. In beautiful honey-colored French limestone its provenance was most likely from the kitchen or servants’ quarters of a bigger home such as a « ferme-manoir ». It is particularly high and wide so was clearly a functional chimney-piece used for cooking, and could have contained a bread oven. Fairly austere and with minimal carving, it is presumed 18th or 19th century.
 

Dimensions approx :

  • Overall width = 188 cm (74 inches)
  • Overall height = 163 cm (64 inches)
  • Height below lintel = 146 cm (57,5 inches)
  • Width between side jambs = 153 cm (60 inches)
  • Front to back overall = 98 cm (39 inches)

On display at BCA’s Normandy premises at Méry Corbon, between Caen and Lisieux.

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