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: 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 Cupid seated on a lion being lead by a putti with other putti playfully restraining their progress. 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: 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: 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: 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. English. late 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 14528 not included in the price

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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: 14773

    An elegant and smart 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 tapering free standing columns, in bold Rosso Antico Marble, fronting the jambs which are 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: 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: 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 full round free standing tapering columns, with exhuberantly carved capitals, fronting the jambs 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: 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.

    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: 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: 4721

    A rare Venetian Gothic Renaissance antique fireplace mantel from the fifteenth century. 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, which features near identical images on the portal. Italian, circa 1460.

    Scale : Large.

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    width height depth
    external 78 1116"
    200 cms
    74"
    188 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    internal 68 14"
    173.4 cms
    65 316"
    165.7 cms
  • 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: 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.

    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

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

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  • 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.

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    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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  • Stock: 14647

    A small Louis XV white marble chimneypiece in the Rococo style. The serpentine breakfront moulded shelf rests above a scrolled panelled frieze, with a central shell cartouche and a single bell flower, flanked by foliate endblocks above angled scrolled jambs. French, late 19th century. Shown here with chenet SNo13999 no yet on the web.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 48 78"
    124.2 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms
    Internal 33 1116"
    85.5 cms
    34 58"
    88 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14414

    An imposing and profusely carved French Baroque style fireplace surround in lightly veined white Carrara Marble with an upper coffered stop fluted frieze and stepped entablature above an arched egg and dart band.

    The fine quality clock, set within an arched niche framed by a foliate edged band above the garlanded frieze, strikes the hour and the half hour on a single bell. The clock face has gilt Roman numerals on a marble bed within a gilt egg and tongue frame. The delicately pierced hands are finely engraved with foliate detail and the clock is stamped on the movement Bailly Sr De Weibel, Breveté S.G.O.G. A Lyon.

    The opening is edged with a finely carved leaf and berry band and the jambs each have two tapering, garlanded grotesque terms to the front and the sides terminating in large lion claw feet resting on stepped footblocks. Shown here with andirons SNo12527 not included in the price.
    French, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 78"
    170 cms
    60 316"
    153 cms
    21 14"
    54 cms
    Internal 37"
    94 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms
  • 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.

    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: 14569

    A pretty, delicately carved Statuary Marble Louis XVI style antique French fireplace surround. The breakfront moulded shelf rests above a fine stop fluted frieze with a central tablet of carved swag and ribbons. The frieze is flanked by a pair of floral roundels on the endblocks above attached, angled, half round, stop fluted, tapering columns fronting the jambs resting on neat footblocks and to each side are plain panelled side returns.
    French, late 19th century.

    Shown here with a pair of chenet SNo 14192.

    width height depth
    external 63 38"
    161 cms
    45 12"
    115.5 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    internal 46 1316"
    118.8 cms
    34 38"
    87.5 cms

    Listed Price: £14,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14249

    A most attractive French Regence Louis XVI columned antique fireplace surround in very fine black and gold veined Portoro Marble. The moulded shelf is set above a fluted and cushion panelled freeze which is flanked by a pair of lozenge endblocks resting on full round free standing columns fronting the jambs supported on stepped footblocks.
    French early to mid 19th century.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 12497 now sold.

    Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world but the marble used to make this chimneypiece is of the highest quality and could only have come from the quarries on the Island of Palmaria, in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy. This marble was discovered and first 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.

    width height
    65 1116"
    167 cms
    46 18"
    117 cms
    16 12"
    42 cms
    38 1316"
    98.5 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms

    Listed Price: £22,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14641

    A late Victorian White and Crema Valencia antique marble fireplace mantel of a pleasingly simple design with a moulded shelf above a plain frieze flanked by stop fluted jambs, together with the original white marble fire kerb.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 72 316"
    183.5 cms
    50 316"
    127.5 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £5,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14515

    A Louis XV style Belgian Black Marble antique Rococo fireplace surround with a shaped moulded shelf above a panelled frieze centred by a plain roundel flanked by corbelled endblocks above fluted and scrolled angled jambs.
    French, late 19th century.

    (Shown here with fire grate SNo 14236 not included in the price).

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    width height depth
    external 63"
    160 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms
  • Stock: 14624

    A simple Derby fossil antique Victorian marble fireplace surround with twin corbels supporting the moulded shelf. This particular marble holds an abundance of fine fossils of great variety there are so many if fact it would be impossible to count them. English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 38"
    156 cms
    46 14"
    117.5 cms
    8 1116"
    22 cms
    Internal 36 18"
    91.8 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £5,700 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14640

    A late Victorian fireplace in richly veined and variegated Languedoc Marble with Belgian Black marble detail of a pleasingly simple design with a moulded shelf above a plain frieze flanked by stop fluted jambs.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 72 316"
    183.5 cms
    50 316"
    127.5 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms
    Internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14267

    A wide French, Louis XV Rococo style antique fireplace mantel in white Carrara Marble with a finely shaped and moulded shelf. The serpentine panelled frieze is centred by a large integral foliate cartouche flanked by acanthus scrolled angled jambs resting on curved footblocks. French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 64 58"
    164 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    15 78"
    40.5 cms
    internal 47"
    119.5 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14652

    A small and pleasingly simple Louis XVI fireplace mantel in Arabescato Marble, together with its original cast iron decorative insert. The inset fluted frieze with a pair of stylised rosettes is flanked by angled fluted jambs.
    French late 19th century.

    Width Height Depth
    External 45 12"
    115.5 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms
    15 14"
    38.8 cms
    Internal 29 12"
    75 cms
    32 78"
    83.5 cms

    Listed Price: £6,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14365

    A French white Statuary Marble chimneypieces flamboyantly carved in the Baroque style with a shaped and graceful opening and a foliate adorned medallion on the panelled frieze flanked by stylised acanthus endblocks set above angled console jambs. A pair with SNo 14366 not yet on the website.
    French late 19th century.

    Shown here with a pair of chenet SNo 13840 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74"
    188 cms
    43 14"
    110 cms
    18 78"
    48 cms
    Internal 43 12"
    110.5 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms

    Listed Price: £15,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14251

    A rare 19th century Statuary Marble and ormolu, gilded bronze, chimneypiece in the French Regency style with a large, exquisitely carved 18th century panel after Clodion (1738 – 1814).

    The fireplace, originally in the drawing room of Brook House located at 113 Park Lane in Mayfair London, was made to accommodate the extraordinary 18th century panel which was probably acquired during a Grand Tour.
    The panel depicts 'Le Triomphe d'Amphitrite' who can be seen in the centre riding a dolphin attended by putti, tritons(mermen) and nereids(mermaids). Finely applied ormolu, set beneath the cornice shelf and on the jambs and sides, frames the panel and there are intricately detailed ormolu rams heads and tumbling festoons adorning each jamb above which are corbels embellished with large ormolu acanthus leaves.
    Provenance: Brook House, Park Lane, Mayfair, London. English late 1860s.

    Notes on Amphitrite & Poseidon.
    Amphitrite was one of the fifty Nereids who were attendants of the sea-god Poseidon. On first seeing Amphitrite Poseidon fell deeply in love and ardently pursued her. When she fled his wooing he sent dolphins after her who finally persuaded her to return to become his bride. The bearded figure on the far right of the panel could well be Poseidon himself.

    Notes on Brook House.
    Brook House was built in the French style from 1867-1869 by the architect Thomas Henry Wyatt for Sir Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks, the 1st Lord Tweedmouth. The interiors were designed by the renowned 19th century decorators Wright & Mansfield who were strongly influenced by French design. Please see photo below of the Brook House Drawing Room which shows the fireplace in situ. The photograph is courtesy of the Country Life Archives and was taken by Charles Latham in 1902 for The King Magazine and later included in 'London Interiors' written by John Cornforth and published by Country Life.

    Ernest Cassell, private banker to Edward VII, bought Brook House from Lord Tweedmouth in 1904 and lived there with his granddaughter Edwina Ashley who later became Countess Mountbatten when she married Louis Mountbatten in 1922. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma was the uncle of the present Duke of Edinburgh. Their marriage was attended by the then King and Queen and the Prince of Wales and the reception was held in Brook House. The couple later moved into a suite on the third floor. The house was mostly demolished and rebuilt in 1933–5 with neo-Georgian designs similar to the neighbouring houses. Each floor had a single apartment and the Mountbatten's double-story penthouse, completed in 1937, was reached by a private, express elevator. The lower apartments were rented out and one of the early occupants was Harry Selfridge, who occupied an apartment there in 1936. The property was further remodelled in 1998 incorporating 16 new luxury apartments.

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

    width height depth
    external 88 58"
    225 cms
    65 316"
    165.5 cms
    22 38"
    57 cms
    internal 53 12"
    136 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms
  • Stock: 14685

    A small and simple Louis XVI lightly veined white Carrara Marble antique Fireplace Mantel the moulded shelf above a plain frieze flanked by floral paterae above angled stop fluted jambs. French late 19th century.

    Width Height Depth
    External 43 78"
    111.6 cms
    40 316"
    102 cms
    13 1316"
    35 cms
    Internal 31 18"
    79 cms
    32 18"
    81.6 cms

    Listed Price: £3,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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