A projecting Ancaster stone tablet centres the plain, simple mouldings of this Bath stone fireplace. The Romans appreciated the qualities of this mellow, creamy stone, as did the visionary builders Ralph Allen (1693–1764) and John Wood (1704–1754), who created the Georgian city of Bath.
Height 57 1/8 inches (145cm) width 59 3/4 inches (151.6cm)
Internal height 40 7/8 inches (103.8cm) width 40 7/8 inches (103.8cm)
Depth 8 1/4 inches (20.9cm)