Gorgeous! I would have it properly repaired before use and not permit just anyone to repair it, due to fire risk and depreciation in value. I would also have it properly inspected, prior to usage. I would contact Morso about all, first and foremost. They know their products better than anyone else and can best advise. I personally did a fireplace repair, myself, only a few years ago and was amazed at how very quickly the heat demolished my well researched repair job.