This gorgeous French design mantel was in our home prior to moving to a house with a fireplace. It has been converted to a faux fireplace mantle at some point in its history and works quite well to give the look of a fireplace in a house that does not have a fireplace. It could easily be converted back to a working mantle by removing the insert that was added on the back (see photo). The mantle features delicate designs of gold gesso and in the center is a porcelain plaque with a courting couple. Overall excellent condition with only a few minor cracks and dings on the gesso but does not show unless closely inspected. Measurements are about 50 1/2" wide, 12" deep, and 46" high. The opening is 29" wide and 31" high. Ruby Lane requires a shipping price so I have put in $1,000 to highlight the fact that the piece is for pick up only at our shop in Conroe, Texas 77301. I will deliver for FREE to Houston area purchasers within 75 miles of our shop. Texas residents to pay 8 1/4% sales tax or provide exemption information.