The Chevalier Mantel features an extraordinary stature and history. The 13th century original, exhibited in the Franҫois & Co. showroom in Atlanta, belonged to notable French actor Maurice Chavalier. The mantel’s heavily sculpted legs rise up to two corbels decorated with gargoyle figures and support a shelf decorated with blazons. The blazon on the right bears a lion and on the left an eagle. The central motif is carved in the shape of an “oriflamme” or medieval banner with pointed streamers.