The fireplace is very common in our life and has become a very fashionable interior decoration. The original fireplace is the central stove of Saxon times. It was a simple clay board and slate in the middle of the floor, and smoke escaped through the holes and crevices of the roof. With the advent of the central stove, people gathered around stoves instead of bonfires. People’s position from the stove indicates different social status, the higher the person is, the closer to the stove. By this time the central stove had become more than just a heating function. Later, with the development of timber construction, the stove in the center of the bedroom became impractical and dangerous, so it was necessary to move from the center to the sidewall, and then the chimney appeared, forming the type of European black mantel marble fireplace that is seen at present.
Until modern times, the heating function of the fireplace was gradually replaced by air conditioning and heating, and the fireplace gradually changed into a decorative structure. But its symbolic significance in the European cultural tradition was preserved and further extended. In European culture, the fire in front of the fireplace, and chatting are an important part of family life. Sitting around the fireplace to meet guests represents a cordial and friendly attitude. And from the deeper implication, fireplace means flame. Fire has important symbolic significance in both eastern and western cultures. Prometheus, who stole fire for human beings in western civilization, represents the origin of civilization. In China, Flintman started a new era of civilization by drilling for fire. We also have European-style fireplaces. You can take a look at our black mantel marble fireplace sculpture. If you are interested in it, welcome to contact us.