The original fireplace is the central stove of Saxon times. It was a simple clay slab in the middle of the floor, and smoke was escaping through holes and crevices in the roof. With the advent of the central stove, people gathered around the stove rather than around the bonfire. 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, stoves in the center of homes became impractical and dangerous. So you need to move from the center to the sidewall. Then chimneys appeared, forming the European fireplace we see today. Take a look at our white floating mantel shelf. Now the fireplace is very safe but also has a strong decorative effect. If you want to install a fireplace in your home, we also have more types of fireplaces waiting for you to choose from.