An “en trumeau” French mantel will enhance the architecture of any large room. The term en trumeau describes a decorative panel, mirror or the continued section of a fireplace sitting above the mantel shelf.
The size of an en trumeau fireplace is dictated by the proportions and dimensions of the room in which it is to be installed. Stylistically, these chimneypieces are representative of all the popular styles of French chimneypiece and the Chesney’s range includes Baroque, Renaissance and Rococo designs. En trumeau chimneypieces were always carved from Limestone rather than marble and the relative simplicity of their carved ornament reflects this.