“En trumeau”, from the French for “between windows”, refers to the panel above the fireplace, which adds drama without fussiness.

This limestone fireplace would have to be placed in a room with a high ceiling, otherwise it could easily end of looking rather squashed.

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A large dining room would be a lovely setting – picture it dressed for a Christmas feast, logs crackling in a fire basket, the mantle decorated with rich green foliage…

We love it when a weird and wonderful fireplace joins our collection, and we hope that these examples have inspired you to think outside the (fire)box.

For a real piece of English eccentricity, how about this ?

Made from limestone, the frieze is simply decorated with roundels, and supported by four hexagonal columns.

A fantastic choice if you want the fire to really dominate the room.

In a similar vein, here’s another that demands attention.Even the position of the signature in the white square to the right of a black square could be interpreted as being symbolic of Bellany's belief that he'd escaped death.This composition is stacked with symbolism but overall, it's a celebration of life, of family and of colour. More details A bright yellow metal heart shaped locket with raised design on the front of a stately home, possibly Sennowe Park in Norfolk, with a four petaled rose design on the back which is also a similar design feature of the dining room fireplace of Sennowe Park.But perhaps you’re looking for a real statement piece?If you want a fireplace that truly adds interest, an elegantly understated fire surround may not be the right choice.Not the fireplace to go for if you want a vast, roaring fire – but if you are looking for a statement fireplace, this is a spectacular option.