Antique Marble Fireplaces

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

  • Stock: 15441

    A Victorian black slate arched fireplace, painted with intertwining Ivy and white Jasmine. The symbolism of flowers was a popular theme in Victorian Britain, with flowers adopted as symbols across the decorative arts. The art of floriography as it was called, was used to convey messages through the language of flowers. Ivy for example, represented eternity, fidelity and friendship. White jasmine, purity and amiability.
    Original hand painted decoration.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 1316"
    157 cms
    43 1116"
    111.1 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    Internal 34 14"
    87 cms
    33 1116"
    85.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15440

    A Victorian black slate fireplace with large corbels beneath a wide shelf. An abundant festoon of painted summer flowers adorns the frieze and more trail down each jamb. As with fireplace SNo 15441 the symbolism of flowers was a popular theme in Victorian Britain, with flowers adopted as symbols across the decorative arts. The art of floriography as it was called, was used to convey messages through the language of flowers.
    English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 78"
    157.3 cms
    44 78"
    114.1 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    35 58"
    90.5 cms

    Listed Price: £1,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15333

    A Louis XV Rococo chimneypiece in delightful Breche d'Alep marble. The shaped moulded shelf rests above a scrolled, panelled frieze centred by a foliate cartouche echoed on the endblocks. The tapering, angled and panelled console jambs are supported on curved footblocks. French, early 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 15243

    Breche d'Alep marble was first quarried in 1712 in Tholonet in Bouches-du-Rhône. It is formed of large rounded fragments of browns, greys, reds or blacks usually on a yellow bed and was much used in the making of furniture and fireplaces during the 18th & 19th centuries.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 316"
    153 cms
    44 18"
    112 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 45 14"
    115 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15419

    An English Regency Welsh heather slate, aubergine hued, almost black bullseye chimneypiece. The moulded shelf rests above a reeded frieze which is centred by a plain rectangluar panel flanked by bullseye endblocks above reeded, panelled jambs supported on sturdy footblocks. English, circa 1830.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 14"
    155.7 cms
    44 18"
    112 cms
    7 58"
    19.3 cms
    Internal 33 78"
    86.1 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

    Listed Price: £3,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15178

    An elegant Louis XVI style fireplace surround, finely carved in Arabascato marble. The fluted frieze, beneath the moulded shelf, with a central floral garland panel is flanked by round rosette paterae on the endblocks. The fluted volute jambs topped by tumbling floral festoons and scrolled feet supported on sturdy footblocks. French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 14"
    181 cms
    47 38"
    120.4 cms
    14 58"
    37 cms
    Internal 50 1316"
    129 cms
    36 78"
    93.8 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15429

    A large and imposing Statuary and Connemara marble Neoclassical style chimneypiece made in the Palladian manner. The wide stepped shelf rests above a band of substantial dentil carving, beneath which lies a Connemara marble frieze centred with a large Statuary tablet depicting playful cherubs riding an eagle, the tablet is flanked by bold Statuary carvings of mythical dragons. The paterae endblocks sit above plain, tapering Connemara columns on the jambs.
    English, circa 1890.

    Shown here with firebasket SNo 14151 not yet on the web.

    The Palladian style was named after the Venetian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) whose work and ideas were based on the symmetry and perspective of the formal classical temple architecture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. His work hugely influenced European architecture from the early 17th century to the present day.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 12"
    186.6 cms
    58 14"
    148 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms
    Internal 43 18"
    109.5 cms
    41 1116"
    106 cms
  • Stock: 15422

    A French chimneypiece in finely veined Statuary Marble. The frieze of this charming Louis XVI fireplace surround is adorned with scrolling foliate and floral ormolu decoration within a beaded border. Square ormolu paterae decorate the endblocks above the tapering stop fluted console jambs enhanced with applied ormolu clusters. French, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 55 14"
    140.5 cms
    42 58"
    108.3 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    32 14"
    82 cms

    Listed Price: £14,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 13556

    A carved Louis XVI style chimneypiece in Arabascata marble with a simple moulded shelf, floral garlands on the frieze and with fluted jambs decorated with large bellflowers.
    French, circa 1850.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 316"
    165.5 cms
    47"
    119.5 cms
    13 58"
    34.5 cms
    Internal 43 12"
    110.5 cms
    32 14"
    82 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15416

    An elegant and large Bolection fire surround in warm, cream coloured Italian Travertine with evidence of sedimentary deposits, the outer moulding sweeping in to a cushioned frame around the wide opening.
    English, or possibly Italian, early 20th century.

    Travertine is a sedimentary form of limestone usually deposited by mineral springs. The Italian quarry of Guidonia Montecello was one of the quarries chosen by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the building of the famous Colonnade of St. Peter's Square in Rome in 1656–1667 and Michelangelo also chose Travertine as the material for the external ribs of the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 78"
    162.4 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    3 12"
    9 cms
    Internal 47 316"
    120 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15420

    A small late Regency black slate chimneypiece. The mouldled shelf above a reeded frieze centred by a foliate panel flanked by large acanthus corbels on reeded, panelled jambs supported on plain footblocks.
    English, circa 1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 56 18"
    142.5 cms
    43 1116"
    111.1 cms
    9"
    22.8 cms
    Internal 33 78"
    86.2 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15292

    A Statuary marble Regency chimneypiece. The moulded shelf above a panelled frieze, centred by a roundel, is supported by a pair of tapering, finely moulded, freestanding slender columns raised on stepped footblocks. Elegant in it's simplicity.
    English, circa1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    67 1116"
    172 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms
    11 1316"
    30 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    40 78"
    104 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15421

    A Regency Welsh Heather slate chimneypiece in an aubergine hue. The moulded shelf above a cushioned frieze, centred by a rosette panel, flanked by large acanthus corbels above cushion moulded jambs.
    English, circa 1830.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 316"
    153 cms
    44 18"
    112.1 cms
    9 18"
    23.2 cms
    Internal 34 1116"
    88.1 cms
    35 1116"
    90.8 cms

    Listed Price: £3,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15404

    A traditional Victorian Statuary marble fire surround. The moulded shelf rests above a plain frieze flanked by large corbels, with shell detail skirts, on wide jambs raised on large footblocks. Similar to but smaller than fireplace SNo 15185. English, circa 1860.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 15243 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 1116"
    167 cms
    44 12"
    113 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms
    Internal 36 38"
    92.5 cms
    36 316"
    92 cms

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

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  • 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: 7360

    A large and very finely made replica Chimneypiece in the Italian Neo Classical manner in Statuary Marble inlaid with Cippolino, Portoro, Sienna, Breccia Colorato and Aegean Bordeaux specimen marbles. The egg and dart moulding beneath a breakfront shelf is above a frieze centred by a carved Statuary marble cartouche inlaid with Cippolino marble flanked by oval Portoro marble endblocks.

    Italian late 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 98 12"
    250.2 cms
    76"
    193 cms
    11 1116"
    29.8 cms
    Internal 61"
    154.9 cms
    50"
    127 cms
  • Stock: 11376

    A fine, late 18th century antique fireplace surround in Statuary marble with Spanish Brocatelle marble fluting and ingrounds. The breakfront shelf rests on a frieze with inlaid Brocatelle marble fluting, which is interspersed by delicately carved rosette paterae. The frieze is flanked by endblocks carved with pillar vases and trailing leaves above tapering fluted jambs raised on stepped footblocks.
    English circa 1780.

    Known provenance.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69 14"
    176 cms
    58 1116"
    149 cms
    6"
    15.3 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    104.8 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
  • 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 verde 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: 15279

    A very beautiful Louis XVI style Pavonazzo Marble chimneypiece. The finely carved frieze, of interlocking floral roundels beneath the moulded stepped shelf, is flanked by floral endblocks above panelled volute jambs. Each jamb is topped with tumbling carved acanthus leaf detail and rests on sturdy footblocks. French, late 19th century..

    Notes: Pavonazzo Marble is one of the many varieties of white Carrara marble and is valued for its fine black, grey, violet and honey veining. The name derives from the Italian word for peacock (pavone) and it is also referred to as Pavonazzetto. It has been used by the Romans since around 43 BC when quarrying began at Docimium and can be seen in the House of Augustus, as well as in the Temple of Mars and many of the grand Roman villas.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 58 78"
    149.5 cms
    47 18"
    119.7 cms
    13 78"
    35.2 cms
    Internal 40 58"
    103 cms
    36 12"
    92.7 cms

    Listed Price: £17,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7871

    An impressive and large Belgian Black Marble.Louis XV Rococo fireplace mantel. The richly carved serpentine frieze is centred by a dramatic, scrolled floral cartouche, flanked by panelled spandrels and generous 'C' scrolled endblocks above scrolled angled, acanthus clad jambs. French, circa 1850

    (photos before restoration and more to follow).

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    width height depth
    external 65 12"
    166.4 cms
    47"
    119.4 cms
    13 12"
    34.3 cms
    internal 45"
    114.3 cms
    37 12"
    95.2 cms

    Listed Price: £18,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14356

    A fine Statuary Marble Victorian chimneypiece with grey/green Verde Antico Marble inlay very much in the George III manner. The wide moulded shelf, with an underlay of dentil detail, rests above an inlaid Greek Key frieze with a central tablet of an urn surmounted by a pair of mythical styled sphinx. The rosette paterae on the end blocks are set above inlaid fluted pilasters fronting the jambs. English, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 1116"
    182 cms
    56 12"
    143.5 cms
    9 18"
    23 cms
    Internal 44 18"
    112 cms
    42 78"
    109 cms
  • Stock: 15266

    A delicately veined blue/grey and white Breccia Marble antique chimneypiece in the French Empire style with a slow arched opening and deep side returns. French, circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 50 14"
    127.7 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    13 58"
    34.5 cms
    Internal 35 316"
    89.5 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms

    Listed Price: £7,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10088

    A small Regency antique fireplace surround in Statuary and inlaid Spanish Brocatelle marble. The frieze, beneath the moulded shelf, is inset with fluted Brocatelle panels and is centred by a Brocatelle roundel echoed on the end blocks. The plain inlaid fluted jambs are raised on simple foot blocks. Provenance known. English, early 19th century.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14205 now sold separately.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 53 12"
    136 cms
    45 12"
    115.5 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 35 316"
    89.5 cms
    37 18"
    94.3 cms

    Listed Price: £12,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14974

    A fine Regency fireplace surround in pure white Statuary Marble. Beautifully elegant in its simplicity. The twin cushioned panelled frieze, beneath the moulded shelf, is centred by a tablet depicting a reclining Venus, holding aloft a rose, beside a basket of flowers with her temple in the distance.The endblocks with large rosette paterae above cushioned panelled jambs.
    English, circa 1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65"
    165 cms
    45 12"
    115.5 cms
    8 1116"
    22.2 cms
    Internal 46 18"
    117 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms

    Listed Price: £18,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15278

    A very fine Louis XVI antique chimneypiece in a lightly veined, soft grey Bardiglio marble. The stepped shelf, with a bead and reel under band, rests on a beautifully carved foliate frieze of scrolling acanthus leaves framing a small floral cartouche above a band of bound rod moulding. Flanking the frieze are large square floral paterae supported on bold, stopped fluted volute jambs. French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 38"
    161 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    Internal 43 78"
    111.5 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms

    Listed Price: £18,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15265

    A Louis XVI antique chimneypiece in softly veined Arabascato Marble. Charming in its simplicity. The moulded shelf, above a bolection style opening, is supported by angled, panelled jambs resting on sectioned footblocks.
    French, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 56 1116"
    144 cms
    43 1116"
    111 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Internal 39 316"
    99.5 cms
    36 38"
    92.5 cms

    Listed Price: £9,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15336

    A most attractive Louis XVI style antique fire surround in rare Breche Violette Marble with fine violet, rose, blue and gold veining on a white background. The breakfront shelf, with a moulded edge, rests above a wide fluted frieze flanked by fluted endblocks above stop fluted jambs raised on stepped footblocks. Similar to but slightly larger than chimneypiece SNo 15360.
    French, late 19th century.

    Notes: Breche Violette Marble is quarried near the town of Serravezza, close to the Carrara region in Italy. It is often found in grand Italian churches and was used to create the columns in the galleries of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 14"
    145.5 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    Internal 39 58"
    100.6 cms
    31 38"
    79.7 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15334

    A small finely carved Statuary Marble Louis XVI antique chimneypiece with a gently curved bow fronted shelf and frieze adorned with applied ormolu ornamentation in the form of laurel wreaths to the frieze, endblocks and the stop fluted jambs. French, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 52 316"
    132.5 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    8 12"
    21.5 cms
    Internal 40 78"
    104 cms
    35 38"
    90 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14757

    A large and imposing Louis XVI chimneypiece in Belgian Black Marble together with its original brass insert.The frieze and endblocks are carved in Red Languedoc Marble. The stepped moulded shelf rests above the wide ornately carved frieze centred by a female mask resting on a bed of scrolling leaf and rosette detail. The endblocks bear large and bold garlanded female masks above grand stop fluted console jambs raised on stepped footblocks. French, circa 1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 82 14"
    209 cms
    62 1116"
    159.2 cms
    19 1316"
    50.2 cms
    Internal 53 316"
    135.2 cms
    46 78"
    119.2 cms
  • Stock: 14866

    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 andirons SNo 12469 not included).

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63"
    160 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    Internal 41 18"
    104.5 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms

    Listed Price: £9,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10296

    A compact Louis XVI fireplace surround in intricately veined Buixcarro Crema Marble. The panelled frieze, beneath the moulded shelf, is centred with a finely carved tablet of a ribboned, floral garland flanked by square floral paterae on the endblocks both carved in Statuary Marble.
    French 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons 15115 not yet on the web and not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 53 18"
    135 cms
    46 1116"
    118.5 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms
    Internal 35"
    89 cms
    35 58"
    90.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15325

    A small, lightly veined, Carrara Marble antique fireplace surround in the Louis XVI manner. The breakfront shelf rests above a panelled frieze flanked by well carved floral paterae on the endblocks. The tapering part fluted jambs are topped by shell and panel detail. French, circa 1870.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 40"
    101.7 cms
    43"
    109.3 cms
    11"
    28 cms
    Internal 28 14"
    72 cms
    32"
    81.3 cms

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

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  • Stock: 9940

    A very smart Louis XVI antique fireplace in Green Campan ribboned Marble. The curved breakfront shelf, supported on fluted guilloche decorated side panels, is set above a bow fronted frieze carved with interlocking guilloche motif flanked by floral paterae endblocks over scrolled, fluted and angled jambs with attractive side serrations.
    French 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 14"
    178.5 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
    12 78"
    32.7 cms
    Internal 48 58"
    123.5 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15223

    A large arched Statuary Marble Victorian fireplace surround of simple design with Sienna Marble inlay. The wide stepped and moulded shelf sits above the arched opening with it's central paneled keystone and carved spandrels flanked by a pair of wide paneled inset jambs.
    English, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with firegrate SNo 15121 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 75 58"
    192 cms
    46 12"
    118 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Internal 40"
    101.7 cms
    36"
    91.5 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14321

    A mid Victorian white Statuary Marble fireplace with boldly carved floral corbels flanking the plain frieze which is centred by a basket of summer flowers. English, circa 1860.

    Shown here with insert Stock No 14341 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74"
    188 cms
    48 14"
    122.8 cms
    14 1316"
    37.6 cms
    Internal 40 316"
    102.2 cms
    38 78"
    98.8 cms

    Listed Price: £14,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 15274

    A small 20th century Neoclassical style Statuary Marble chimneypiece in the manner of Adam with a Sienna Marble frieze and ingrounds. The frieze is centred by a Statuary Marble tablet which features a pair of seated cherubs either side of a bust of Homer within a classical landscape. One cherub has a hand on Homers forehead, the other has a hand on an open book and both are holding bones the whole possibly a representation of Learning. The tablet is flanked by a pair of carved ewers on the endblocks set above jambs fronted by elegant Statuary ionic pilasters raised on neat footblocks. Removed from a house in Cornwall. English, mid 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 62"
    157.5 cms
    51 18"
    129.7 cms
    7 14"
    18.5 cms
    Internal 38 14"
    97.3 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £18,000 ( + 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.