Antique Marble Fireplaces

Stunning antique marble fireplaces, mantels & chimneypieces made in variety of different antique marbles, including Sienna marble, Statuary marble, Cippolino marble, Verde antico marble examples.

  • Stock: 14684

    A small French Carrara Marble antique fireplace surround in the Louis XVI style with its original ornate cast iron insert. The frieze, centred by a finely carved laurel wreath trailing sprays of laurel to ether side, is flanked by acanthus adorned rounded endblocks above half round attached fluted columned jambs supported on curved footblocks. French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 52 1316"
    134 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    15 78"
    40.3 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    34 316"
    86.8 cms

    Listed Price: £13,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14666

    A 19th century polished Belgian Black and Verde Antico marble Flemish fireplace surround in the High Renaissance style. The moulded shelf rests above a panelled frieze with a verde antico central lozenge and cushioned marble panels flanked by square bossed endblocks above tapering, full round free standing vrde antico marble columns resting on sturdy footblocks.
    Flemish, 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 1316"
    154.5 cms
    51 316"
    130 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    Internal 35 316"
    89.5 cms
    38 58"
    98 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11349

    A large and wide Victorian Bolection chimneypiece moulded in dramatically veined Verde Tinos Marble. Photographed with and without footblocks.
    English, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    External 57 12"
    146 cms
    45 78"
    116.5 cms
    3 1116"
    9.5 cms
    Internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14730

    A substantial Regency fireplace surround in beautifully coloured and veined Ashburton Marble from the Lindhay Quarry in South Devon. The moulded shelf, set above a cushioned panel frieze, rests on a pair of tall half round tapering columns fronting the jambs. English, early 19th century.
    Shown here with firegrate SNo14748 not included.

    Notes: In 1852 The Western Times, a Devon newspaper, reported that some large blocks of marble had been excavated from quarries adjoining the ancient Stannary Town of Ashburton. It was suggested at the time that the marble be used for the making of chimneypieces as the veins and colour were considered very decorative and superior to that found in any other quarry in South Devon. The Linhay Quarry was still being mined into the late 20th century. King Edward I's Stannary Charter of 1305 had established Tavistock, Ashburton and Chagford as Devon's Stannary Towns, they were where locally mined refined tin was assessed, coined, and sold.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 68 18"
    173 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms
    12 18"
    30.7 cms
    Internal 38 58"
    98 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14845

    A deeply moulded 20th century bolection fireplace surround in richly veined Pavonazzo marble.
    English, early 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60"
    152.5 cms
    46 14"
    117.5 cms
    2 1316"
    7 cms
    Internal 44 14"
    112.5 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £9,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14737

    A Baroque style Ashburton Marble antique bolection fireplace surround in the soft pale pinks and greys typical of the finer examples of this marble most likely to have come from the Lindhay Quarry in Devon in south west England.
    English, late 19th century.

    Notes: In 1852 The Western Times, a Devon newspaper, reported that some large blocks of marble had been excavated from quarries adjoining the ancient Stannary Town of Ashburton. It was suggested at the time that the marble be used for the making of chimneypieces as the veins and colour were considered very decorative and superior to that found in any other quarry in South Devon. The Linhay Quarry was still being mined into the late 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 58"
    147.2 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    5 18"
    13 cms
    Internal 41 78"
    106.5 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

    Listed Price: £14,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14835

    A small and elegant White Statuary Marble columned Regency antique chimneypiece. The wide corniced shelf resting above a cushion panelled frieze centred by a carved tablet depicting a Greek muse playing a lyre, is flanked by panelled foliate paterea end blocks supported on free standing tapering columns fronting the jambs on moulded footblocks.
    English, circa 1810.

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    width height depth
    external 59 18"
    150 cms
    47 1316"
    121.5 cms
    11 316"
    28.5 cms
    internal 40 78"
    104 cms
    38 1316"
    98.5 cms

    Listed Price: £19,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13707

    An attractive carved Carrara Marble late 19th century French fireplace mantel. The moulded shelf rests above a cushioned frieze surmounted by a large acanthus cartouche flanked by shell and acanthus foliate carvings on the spandrels set either side of the bolection moulded opening.
    French late 19th century.

    Shown here with fire basket SNo 14236 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 1116"
    169.5 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms
    16 1116"
    42.5 cms
    Internal 47 316"
    120 cms
    35"
    89 cms

    Listed Price: £14,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14536

    An elegant and large Aesthetic Movement, bordering on Reformed Gothic, antique fireplace surround in Pencil Statuary Marble with a wide moulded shelf. The main body of the fireplace, set with bands of Tinos Verde Marble, is enhanced by finely cut and gilded motifs, two of which are inset with Tinos Verde Marble bosses. The gently arched opening is bordered with stylised athemion detail. English, circa 1870.
    Shown here with fire grate 14703.

    The Aesthetic Movement flourished in Britain in the 1870s and 1880s and was a reaction against and in stark contrast to the perceived fussy, overbearing and conservative Victorian artistic traditions. Those championing the Movement believed that " art exists for the sake of its beauty alone, and that it need serve no political, didactic, or other purpose. "

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    Width Height Depth
    External 83 78"
    213 cms
    51 316"
    130 cms
    15 316"
    38.7 cms
    Internal 43 78"
    111.5 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £14,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7743

    A pretty Louis XV antique chimneypiece in Bleu Fleuri marble with a simple panelled frieze over a gentle opening flanked by scrolled and panelled endblocks above canted panelled jambs raised on plain foortblocks.
    French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 56"
    142.2 cms
    42"
    106.7 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
    internal 41 12"
    105.4 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
  • Stock: 14565

    A fine Louis XVI style antique chimneypiece in Carrara Marble, the frieze centred by a plaque in high relief that is deftly carved with a garland of summer flowers gathered by ribbons from which emanates an abundance of scrolled foliage punctuated by further floral motifs. The foliate paterae end blocks rest on console jambs, which culminate in a flourish of finely rendered acanthus leaves. French, circa 1880.
    Shown here with chenet SNo 14046 not yet on the web and not included in the price

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 18"
    168 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms
    17 12"
    44.5 cms
    Internal 43 1116"
    111 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms
  • Stock: 14562

    A Louis XVI style antique chimneypiece carved in Statuary and Crema Valencia Marbles. The frieze, with rows of vitruvian scrolls and a central panel of stylised rosettes in a beaded frame, is flanked by square foliate endblocks above jambs with tapering stop fluted panels of descending roundels and bellflowers. The opening is framed by stem twist edging. Belgian, late 19th early 20th century.
    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14255 not included in the price

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 18"
    180.5 cms
    49 38"
    125.5 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Internal 52 58"
    133.5 cms
    39 316"
    99.5 cms

    Listed Price: £22,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14773

    An elegant High Renaissance style polished Belgian Black Marble antique fireplace mantel. The fluted panelled frieze is centred by a strapwork tablet flanked by foliate detailed endblocks resting above Rosso Antico Marble tapering, free standing columns raised on double footblocks.
    Flemish, 19th century.

    (Shown here with andirons SNo 12784 not included)

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 38"
    161 cms
    54 78"
    139.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    Internal 36 38"
    92.5 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms

    Listed Price: £12,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14833

    A typical early Victorian White Statuary Marble antique fireplace surround with a panelled frieze and large corbels above panelled jambs.
    English, circa 1850.

    Shown here with insert SNo 14344 not included.

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    width height depth
    external 65 14"
    165.8 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    internal 36"
    91.5 cms
    38 1316"
    98.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14780

    A tall and finely made white Statuary Marble Georgian chimneypiece. The wide corniced shelf rests above the plain frieze which is centred by a tablet depicting The Triumph of Love. Flanking the frieze are laurel wreathed endblocks above fielded jambs with corbels in the form of stylised fern fronds terminating in bellflowers. This antique fireplace exudes the simple elegance characteristic of the period. English, circa 1790.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74 1316"
    190 cms
    59 58"
    151.5 cms
    7 12"
    19 cms
    Internal 45 14"
    115 cms
    43 58"
    110.8 cms
  • Stock: 8612

    A small and pretty Louis XVI Cheminee 'Bijou' antique fireplace mantel in richly variegated Campan marble with a central ormolu mounted plaque centred on the frieze flanked by floral ormolu paterae on the endblocks above delicate ribboned ormolu garlands on the jambs.
    French, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 50"
    127 cms
    44 18"
    112 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    internal 34 14"
    87 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £5,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14728

    A charming and imposing Louis XV style antique Rococo chimneypiece in Fleur de Pecher Marble with exceptional ormolu mounts by Francois Linke (1855-1946). The serpentine shelf rests above a panelled frieze centred with an applied ormolu shell cartouche, cushioned on trailing acanthus leaves, above a wide serpentine opening. The tapering, canted jambs, embellished with very fine applied ormolu female terms and with delicate ormolu foliate mounts at each foot, are supported on elegant footblocks. French, early 20th century.

    Notes: Francois Linke was a leading Parisian ébéniste of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and this fireplace was almost certainly commissioned by a client around that time. His signature can be clearly seen on the shoulder of the female term to the left.

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    width height depth
    External 84 58"
    215 cms
    47 58"
    121 cms
    20 18"
    51 cms
    Internal 60 58"
    154 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
  • Stock: 14777

    A very large and majestic arched Victorian antique fireplace mantel in lightly veined Carrara Marble. The wide moulded shelf rests above the broad arched fireplace opening centred by a panelled keystone and framed by a finely carved, bound laurel, torus moulding flanked by a pair of carved bound laurel wreaths on the panelled spandrels. The whole is supported on large shaped footblocks.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 87 58"
    222.5 cms
    50 38"
    128 cms
    15 58"
    39.5 cms
    Internal 42 12"
    108 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms

    Listed Price: £18,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14277

    A grand Baroque style antique fireplace mantel in luxuriously veined Portoro Marble with a wide moulded shelf above a panelled frieze centred by a roundel. Flanking the frieze are square paterae endblocks above very large c- scrolled angled jambs supported on sturdy footblocks framing the wide shaped fireplace opening. French, mid 19th century.

    Shown with fire grate SNo 14266 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69 14"
    176 cms
    44 1116"
    113.5 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Internal 38 38"
    97.5 cms
    31 14"
    79.5 cms

    Listed Price: £11,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14563

    An impressive and beautifully carved French Rococo style antique chimneypiece in richly veined and variegated Languedoc Marble. The shaped moulded shelf rests above the deeply carved serpentine frieze centred by an asymmetrical shell cartouche amid foliate and floral detail. The c-scrolled endblocks sit above scrolled angled jambs which terminate in foliate furls supported on neat footblocks.
    French, late 19th century.

    Shown here with chenet SNo 11667 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 1116"
    179.5 cms
    42 1116"
    108.5 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms
    Internal 54 1116"
    139 cms
    34 18"
    86.5 cms

    Listed Price: £14,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14808

    A Rococo style Carrara Marble lightly veined decorative fireplace surround in the Louis XV manner with a shaped and moulded shelf above a serpentine frieze centred by a large shell cartouche, framed by acanthus leaves, flanked by floral endblocks above angled panelled jambs embellished with acanthus detail above plain footblocks. French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 1316"
    157 cms
    43 18"
    109.5 cms
    16 78"
    43 cms
    Internal 41 1116"
    106 cms
    34 1316"
    88.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14803

    A large antique moulded Bolection fireplace surround in pale green Connemara Marble, raised on solid footblocks, together with its integral fender. Shown here with andirons SNo 14528 not included in the price
    English. late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 78"
    167.5 cms
    48"
    122 cms
    3"
    7.5 cms
    Internal 50 1316"
    129 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms

    Listed Price: £5,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8892

    A highly decorative, small but chic Louis XVI fireplace mantel carved in Breche Violette Marble with applied ormolu mounts in the manner of Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813) who was appointed ciseliste, doreur, bronze chaser and gilder by Aux Menus Plaisirs du Roi, Palais de Versailles in France. The shelf is set above an inset frieze applied with a scrolling foliate mount with flanking ormolu paterae on the endblocks above the jambs which are fronted by a pair of beautiful finely tapering stop fluted columns, each in the form of a stylised quiver of arrows resting on elegant footblocks. Image before the re-instatement of the ormolu on the right hand column.
    French, late 19th century.

    Shown here but not included are chenets SNo 14433.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 55 12"
    141 cms
    47 14"
    120.2 cms
    12 38"
    31.5 cms
    Internal 34 58"
    88 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms

    Listed Price: £24,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14766

    A large and handsome Victorian fireplace mantel carved in a beautiful deep red example of Griotte Rouge Marble. The panelled frieze is flanked by square endblocks resting above similar arched panelling on the jambs supported by large footblocks. English, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 14352 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74 38"
    189 cms
    51 1316"
    131.5 cms
    13 14"
    33.7 cms
    Internal 42 18"
    107 cms
    38 14"
    97.3 cms

    Listed Price: £14,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14714

    A large and majestic Gothic style Carrara Marble antique chimneypiece. The deeply moulded cornice shelf rests above a panelled frieze with a central plain shield surrounded by scrolled foliate detail flanked by square paterae endblocks. The free standing tapering columns, with exhuberantly carved capitals, are raised on substantial buttoned footblocks.
    Belgian, late 19th century.
    The second image shows the fireplace with firegrate SNo 14374 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 72 316"
    183.5 cms
    78 1116"
    200 cms
    25 1316"
    65.5 cms
    Internal 36 58"
    93 cms
    42 1116"
    108.5 cms

    Listed Price: £22,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14553

    A fine and elegant Italian Carrara Marble antique chimneypiece with a richly embellished undershelf. The recessed frieze has a central panel carved with a reclining Venus, either side of which are two pairs of birds, each pair bearing a garland in their beaks. The endblocks are adorned with large Medusa Masks which set above engaged fluted columns with delicately carved capitals. These rest on five sided pillars and shaped footblocks.
    Italian, circa 1830.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14629 not yet on the web.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 316"
    186 cms
    52 316"
    132.5 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    Internal 54 14"
    138 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
  • Stock: 14734

    A 19th century Victorian period Statuary and Siena Marble antique fireplace surround in the Neoclassical style. The panelled sienna frieze is centred by a floral and foliate tablet flanked by rosette paterae on the endblocks above siena panelled jambs raised on plain footblocks. Belgian, late 19th century.
    (Shown with fire grate SNo 14703 not included in the price)

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 1116"
    166.8 cms
    45 38"
    115.3 cms
    10"
    25.5 cms
    Internal 48 12"
    123.3 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £10,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14708

    A wide arched Victorian fireplace surround in subtle Pencil Statuary Marble. The plain frieze with a small central panel beneath a shaped breakfront moulded shelf, above the arched opening with simple central keystone and with carved detail on the spandrels.
    English, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 14370 not included and not yet on the web

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    Width Height d
    External 78 1116"
    200 cms
    50"
    127 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    Internal 39 18"
    99.2 cms
    36 12"
    92.6 cms

    Listed Price: £8,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14354

    An elegant Regency antique fireplace surround in cool grey veined Pencil Marble with a plain frieze flanked by a pair of substantial bullseye endblocks above round attached columns fronting the jambs.
    English, early 19th century.
    Shown here with insert SNo 14334 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 14"
    155.7 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    10"
    25.5 cms
    Internal 37 1116"
    95.7 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £8,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14136

    An early Victorian Regency style antique fireplace surround in lightly veined Carrara Marble, with a simple panelled frieze flanked by bullseye endblocks above panelled jambs
    English, circa 1840.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 59 1316"
    152 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    10"
    25.5 cms
    Internal 36 316"
    92 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms

    Listed Price: £6,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 9460

    A pleasing Louis XVI antique fireplace mantel in warm variegated Breche D'Aleppe marble, the simple moulded shelf over a plain panelled frieze with similar moulded endblocks above attractively scrolled consoled jambs. French mid 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 13840 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 54 18"
    137.5 cms
    43 316"
    109.7 cms
    8 1316"
    22.3 cms
    Internal 36 38"
    92.4 cms
    33 1316"
    85.8 cms

    Listed Price: £6,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14653

    A French, Louis XVI antique fireplace mantel in white Statuary Marble together with its original decorative cast iron insert. The frieze, decorated with a carved rippling ribbon entwined with laurel leaves, is flanked by large acanthus endblocks above delicately carved stopped fluted jambs. French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 18"
    145 cms
    43 12"
    110.5 cms
    15 78"
    40.5 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms
  • Stock: 14646

    A decorative Louis XV lightly veined Carrara Marble Rococo fireplace surround with a shaped and moulded shelf above a serpentine frieze centred by a large shell cartouche with trailing bell flowers, flanked by ornate angled endblocks above panelled jambs with scrolled acanthus feet resting on plain footblocks. French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 52 1316"
    134 cms
    42 78"
    109 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    Internal 35 58"
    90.5 cms
    35 316"
    89.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14736

    An elegant early 20th century moulded Pavonazzo Marble, Baroque style bolection chimneypiece. The name Pavonazzo derives from the Italian word for peacock, pavone. It is one of the many varieties of Carrara Marble being white with grey and black veining. English, circa 1920.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 50 1316"
    129 cms
    42 58"
    108.2 cms
    3 1116"
    9.5 cms
    Internal 35"
    89 cms
    34 1316"
    88.5 cms

    Listed Price: £10,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14517

    An elegantly simple William IV finely figured Regency Portoro Marble fireplace surround shown with firedogs. English, circa 1830.

    Shown here with chenet SNo 14498 not included in the price.

    Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world the most beautiful comes from the quarries on the Island of Palmaria, in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy. The Portoro used to make this fireplace could well have come from there. The Italian Portoro Marble was first discovered and extracted in Roman times and is rightly regarded worldwide as a luxury marble because of the high quality and the distinctive black and gold veining.

    Link to: Antique English Regency chimneypieces inc. George IV fireplace mantels.

    width height depth
    external 67 1116"
    172 cms
    49 38"
    125.5 cms
    8 14"
    21 cms
    internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms

    Listed Price: £12,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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Marble fireplaces
Our stunning collection of antique marble fireplaces, mantels and chimneypieces features fireplaces made in a variety of different antique marbles, including Sienna marble, Statuary marble, Cippolino marble and Verde Antico marble.

A brief history of marble
Marble has been used in architecture for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian cultures. Its ability to bear immense weight made it ideal for supporting structures and monolithic columns in public, private and religious buildings. Prized for its beauty and resilience, marble has been used in some of the world’s most iconic buildings, including the Parthenon, the Taj Mahal and the Palace of Versailles.
Marble has been popular for its use in sculpture since classical times. In fact, the word ‘marble’ derives from the Ancient Greek mármaron, which means ‘crystalline rock, shining stone’. Light is able to penetrate several millimetres into marble before being scattered out, producing the characteristic ‘glow’ that seems to give life to sculptures.

The introduction of marble fireplaces
Marble fireplaces have been popular for hundreds of years. Marble has been highly prized as a material for fireplaces due to its softness - which makes it easier to carve - its strength, and, perhaps most of all, its elegance and air of luxury.
The oldest piece in our collection of antique marble fireplaces dates back to around 1460. This extremely rare chimneypiece is carved in Pietra d’Istria marble from the Istrian Peninsula near Venice, and is attributed to Giorgio da Sebenico, sculptor of the Duomo San Francesco, Cathedral of Ancona.

A taste for marble fireplaces
Marble fireplaces remained fashionable in Europe throughout the 15th and 16th Centuries and were particularly popular during the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras.
The first half of the Georgian era saw marble fireplaces influenced heavily by the classical temple architecture of the Greeks and Romans. Halfway through the 18th Century, designer and architect Robert Adam revolutionised fireplace design with his neoclassical fireplaces.
Marble fireplaces were much sought-after during the Regency period, particularly those made from Statuary marble. However, the onset of the Napoleonic wars in 1803 made its cost prohibitive to all but the wealthiest, and largely restricted its use to grand public rooms.
From the early to mid Victorian era these fireplaces were typically very ornate, featuring intricate floral designs. Later Victorian fireplaces show a preference for simpler, more geometric designs.

Antique marble fireplaces
Antique marble fireplaces are still very much in demand, and it’s easy to see why. From the simplest to the most sumptuously extravagant, a marble fireplace can be tastefully integrated into either a traditional or modern room to make a beautiful and striking focal point.
Our collection of antique marble fireplaces is one of the most comprehensive in the world. A display spanning such a breadth of styles, periods and materials is unlikely to be found elsewhere.

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