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: 15051

    A Louis XVI lightly veined Carrara Marble fire surround. The moulded shelf rests on a split panelled frieze centred by a floral roundel and there are large square foliate endblocks above angled stop fluted jambs supported on curved footblocks. French, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 53 316"
    135.2 cms
    41 1316"
    106.1 cms
    15 18"
    38.3 cms
    Internal 40 38"
    102.5 cms
    32 1316"
    83.2 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15202

    A finely carved Statuary Marble George III chimneypiece with a musical theme. The reeded frieze, beneath the moulded shelf, is centred by a carved tablet of a muse playing her harp with a putti beside her holding her music. The musical theme is echoed in the carved trumpets, drums and symbols on the endblocks set above the reeded jambs. This fine Georgian fire surround was at one time in a large house in a village in Hampshire. English, circa 1800 - 1810.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14862 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 53 1316"
    136.7 cms
    49 38"
    125.6 cms
    10"
    25.5 cms
    Internal 35 12"
    90.2 cms
    40 38"
    102.5 cms
  • Stock: 15185

    A substantial lightly veined Statuary Marble mid Victorian chimneypiece. The wide moulded shelf above the plain frieze is supported by two large scrolled corbels on wide pilaster jambs.
    English, circa 1850.

    Shown here with register grate SNo 14837 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    68 12"
    174 cms
    47 316"
    120 cms
    12 1316"
    32.5 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £11,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 7788

    A Baroque style antique fireplace surround in softly hued variegated Languedoc Marble with round brass side vents. The prominent, slow arched fireplace opening, with raised triangle detail carved on the spandrels, is flanked by recessed jambs supported on curved footblocks.
    French, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with fire basket 14851 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 316"
    155.5 cms
    43 78"
    111.5 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
    Internal 45 14"
    115 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15172

    A large and fine early Regency Statuary Marble antique fireplace surround delicately elegant in it's simplicity. The moulded shelf sits above a plain frieze centred by a swag, rosette and ribbon enhanced tablet. The stylised vases with bellflower drapes on the endblocks rest above attached tapering columns on the jambs supported on stepped footblocks. English, circa 1800. .

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 18"
    160.3 cms
    53 18"
    134.8 cms
    8 12"
    21.5 cms
    Internal 42 38"
    107.6 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms

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

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  • Stock: 15109

    A finely veined Carrara Marble Victorian corbel fireplace surround with large corbels supporting the wide moulded shelf. English, circa 1860.

    Shown here with fire basket SNo 15069 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 18"
    180.5 cms
    47 38"
    120.5 cms
    13 18"
    33.2 cms
    Internal 38"
    96.5 cms
    37 1116"
    95.8 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8739

    A carved white marble fireplace mantel in the English Regency Greek Revival manner with recessed panels and carved anthymion endblocks.
    English 20th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 74"
    188 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms
    Internal 44 12"
    113 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8279

    A strikingly tall, Louis XIV 'Bolection de Versailles' antique cheminee in richly figured Campan Rouge et Vert marble surmounted by moulded shelf beneath which is a deep fluted concave frieze ,with large acanthus decoration at either end, resting on the bold panelled and moulded bolection.
    French, circa 1830.

    Photo before restoration and shown here with andirons 12467 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 1116"
    156.8 cms
    59 38"
    151 cms
    12 1316"
    32.4 cms
    Internal 44"
    111.8 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14085

    A small and delightful Louis XVI style antique fire surround crafted in boldly stated Breche Violette Marble together with its original rather fine steel and brass insert framed within a well defined brass overlapping laurel leaf band, the opening edged with a brass tongue and dart border.
    French, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 49 38"
    125.5 cms
    41 78"
    106.5 cms
    14"
    35.5 cms
    internal 36 1316"
    93.5 cms
    35"
    89 cms
  • Stock: 14722

    A Louis XVI style antique fireplace surround in finely coloured and veined Skyros Marble. This unusual and attractive marble, quarried on the Greek island of Skyros and otherwise known as Skaris Marble, was first discovered by the Romans and was one of the most important marbles used by their architects and sculptors throughout the Roman Empire. It is understood that the marble extraction on the island ceased with the coming of World War II (1939-1945).
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 14"
    145.5 cms
    43 12"
    110.5 cms
    15 58"
    39.5 cms
    Internal 40 78"
    104 cms
    34 18"
    86.5 cms
  • Stock: 15110

    A boldly veined, white English Marble fire surround in the traditional late Victorian style with large corbels on substantial jambs beneath the wide shelf.
    English, late 19th century.

    Shown with register grate 15093 ot included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 68 78"
    175 cms
    45 18"
    114.5 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms
    Internal 36 316"
    92 cms
    35 1316"
    91 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + 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 anthemion 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: 11066

    A fine Italian Baroque Bolection fireplace carved in warm Sarrancolin Marble. The simple, deep moulded shelf rests above the inset moulded bolection which is supported on elegantly shaped footblocks.
    Italian, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 316"
    165.7 cms
    45 12"
    115.5 cms
    14 12"
    36.8 cms
    Internal 48 316"
    122.5 cms
    37"
    94 cms

    Listed Price: £10,500 ( + 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: 14553

    Early nineteenth-century Italian chimneypiece in Carrara marble, with a richly carved under-shelf and frieze. The recessed frieze has a central tablet carved with Venus in repose; this is flanked by two pairs of birds, each bearing a garland in their beaks. The endblocks are carved with large Medusa masks which rest on engaged fluted columns with delicately carved capitals of curling acanthus leaves. The fluted columned jambs gently widen to finish in an elegant base.
    Italian, circa 1830.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14629.

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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: 8232

    A very smart English Regency specimen marble chimneypiece in Kilkenny Black Fossil Marble inlaid with Breche Violette marble panels which have been cut and opened like a book to reveal symetrical veining. The oval plaque on the frieze and the flanking end blocks are of inlaid Convent Sienna Marble. English, circa 1820.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 69"
    175.3 cms
    55 1116"
    141.6 cms
    6"
    15.2 cms
    Internal 43"
    109.2 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms

    Listed Price: £24,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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    Stock: 7913

    A large 19th century French Baroque style antique fireplace mantel in variegated, pink toned Languedoc Marble. French, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 11812 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 56 14"
    143 cms
    46 18"
    117 cms
    15 18"
    38.3 cms
    Internal 39 1316"
    101 cms
    38"
    96.5 cms

    Listed Price: £4,200 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 6222

    An attractive Louis XVI antique fireplace surround in lightly veined Carrara Marble The moulded shelf rests above a panelled frieze bearing a delicately carved, ribbon tied olive leaf sprig. The frieze is flanked by a pair of foliate paterae on the endblocks above tapering panels embellished with further ribbon tied, olive leaf sprigs descending the jambs.
    French, circa 1850.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12527 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 58 12"
    148.6 cms
    42"
    106.7 cms
    11 12"
    29.2 cms
    Internal 47 12"
    120.6 cms
    35 1116"
    90.8 cms

    Listed Price: £12,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 12488

    An early 18th century Louis XVI chimneypiece in brown polished fossil marble, with restrained carved scrolling detail in Sarin Colin marble.
    French, early 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 78"
    170 cms
    44 1116"
    113.5 cms
    11 316"
    28.5 cms
    Internal 51 316"
    130 cms
    36 58"
    93 cms

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

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  • Stock: 7602

    An attractive and delicately carved white Carrara marble antique fireplace surround in the Italian Imperio manner with inset Brescia Violette panels. The frieze with a central crown of laurel leaves flanked by a pair of Brescia Violette panels, echoed on the jambs, is flanked by floral paterae on the endblocks set above twin trophy panels on the jambs signifying Victory. Italian, circa 1800 (with restoration).

    Shown here with andirons SNo 12527 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 60 12"
    153.7 cms
    46 14"
    117.5 cms
    12"
    30.5 cms
    Internal 45 12"
    115.6 cms
    37"
    94 cms

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

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  • Stock: 12635

    A Rouge Royale marble Louis XV style antique fireplace surround in the Rococo manner. The serpentine shelf rests above a panelled frieze with a large central rocaille cartouche the whole supported on angled, panelled jambs.
    French, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 65 1116"
    167 cms
    45 12"
    115.5 cms
    11 58"
    29.5 cms
    Internal 51 316"
    130 cms
    37"
    94 cms

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

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  • Stock: 10928

    An important, rare mid-18th century Georgian English Rococo antique fireplace surround in Statuary and Maurin Green Marble influenced by the designs of Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781) and Isaac Ware (1704-1766). The serpentine shelf rests above a scrolling frieze centred by a carved spray of oak leaves flanked by simple floral rosettes on a bed of Maurin Marble. The end blocks are adorned with acanthus leaves and trailing oak sprigs above finely carved angled console jambs, with Maurin Marble side panels, supported on shaped footblocks. English circa 1750.

    Notes: Part of our research revealed that a very similar chimneypiece originated in Woodcote House in Surrey. The house, rebuilt in 1750, was designed by Sir Henry Cheere and the sculptor was Isaac Ware. This chimneypiece bears a close resemblance to their designs. It is also related in style and quality to our SNo 9180.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 71 18"
    180.5 cms
    48 38"
    123 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Internal 52 316"
    132.7 cms
    39 1316"
    101 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 a Devon newspaper 'The Western Times', 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. This marble was still being quarried at the Linhay Quarry into the late 20th century.

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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: 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 a Devon newspaper 'The Western Times', 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. This marble was still being quarried at the Linhay Quarry 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: 8001

    A small Louis XIV Baroque style antique fireplace surround in rich, warm red and white variegated Languedoc Marble. The moulded shelf set above a serpentine, panelled frieze resting on corbelled tapering jambs. French, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 11812 not included.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 51 316"
    130 cms
    40 38"
    102.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 39"
    99 cms
    33 12"
    85 cms

    Listed Price: £4,500 ( + 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: 14728

    A charming and imposing Louis XV style antique Rococo chimneypiece in Fleur de Pêche 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, late 19th 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.

    In the nineteenth-century, François Linke was considered one of the finest cabinet makers and designers in France, and one of the finest in the world. Born in the small village of Pankraz in Bohemia - now Jitrava in the Czech Republic - François Linke was the second son of eleven siblings. His father was a farmer and sent François to be apprenticed to a local cabinetmaker at just thirteen years of age, after which he settled in Paris in 1878; only five years after his apprenticeship had been completed.

    The applied ormolu decorations designed by Léon Messagé were an essential part of Linke’s allure and brought him to the forefront of the Paris makers of meubles de haut luxe. At the famous Exposition Universelle in 1900, one of Linke’s finest items - a grand bureau - won a gold medal. The Art Journal reported in 1900 on Linke’s stand:
    ‘The work of M. Linke … was an example of what can be done by seeking inspiration amongst the classic examples of Louis XV and XVI without in any great sense copying these great works. M. Linke’s work was original in the true sense of the word, and as such commended itself to the intelligent seeker after the really artistic things of the Exhibition. Wonderful talent was employed in producing the magnificent pieces of furniture displayed...’

    Linke’s work was so fine that he was invited to undertake an extraordinary commission to furnish the Ras al-Tin Palace in Alexandria with over 1,000 pieces of furniture and decoration for King Fuad of Egypt; the single largest furniture commission ever conceived, which eclipsed even Versailles. It is here that other examples of his exquisite marble and ormolu chimneypieces can be found.

    The designs for these majestic Rococo chimneypieces were in fact inspired by the chimneypieces of Versailles. These were designed in the late 18th century by Jacques Verberckt with gilt bronze mounts by Jacques Caffiéri. The two master craftsmen embodied the Louis XV Rocaille style of the eighteenth-century. When Linke and Messagé were allowed access to these designs, they sought to reproduce both the style and quality for a nineteenth-century audience. As a result, the Louis XV style saw a great revival. The chimneypiece in our collection has figural ormolu mounts almost identical to those found in the sumptuous Council Cabinet of Versailles. Linke has subtly updated the design by choosing a soft, fleur de pecher marble to provide the perfect backdrop for the glowing ormolu.

    This chimneypiece is a testament to both Linke and Messagé's exquisite craftsmanship and represents the finest of nineteenth-century design. If you would like any further information about this piece, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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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, is framed by finely carved, bound laurel torus moulding flanked by a pair of carved 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: 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: 14803

    A large antique moulded Bolection fireplace surround in pale green Connemara Marble, raised on solid foot blocks. Together with its integral fender. Shown here with andirons SNo 14528 not included.
    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 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: 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)

    Link to: Antique Victorian, William IV and Edwardian fireplaces and chimneypieces.

    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

    Link to: Antique Victorian, William IV and Edwardian fireplaces and chimneypieces.

    Width Height Depth
    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: 14136

    A 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 1890.

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

    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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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.