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I have two woodburning stoves to fit at the French village house; but if I was in the market for an open fire, these are the type of stone or wood surrounds I would look for.
Below left – from desdemventana.blogspot.com
Below right- from the dailynightlys.blogspot.com
If you aren’t lucky enough to have beautiful originals in place, or can’t find a complete old fireplace , the one below left has been put together from an old carved mantel with reclaimed wood pillars to each side.
The one below right is simply a wood panel cut to size with a decorative moulding along the top. Painted and gilded, it looks amazing. You can do it!