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: 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 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 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 twin columned 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.

    Shown here 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: 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: 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.

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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: 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
  • 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
  • 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 not 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: 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 chenet SNo 14192.

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    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 Regency 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.

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    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: 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.

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    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
  • 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 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 extraordinary18th 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.

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    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.

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    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
  • Stock: 14597

    A rather smart, low and wide typically 1930's, Onyx and Portoro Marble Art Deco fireplace surround with the original reeded bronze insert. The curved and fluted Portoro jambs flank Onyx panels either side of the opening above the Onyx hearth.
    English circa 1930.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 58"
    187 cms
    33 78"
    86 cms
    7 78"
    20 cms
    Internal 38 58"
    98 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms
  • Stock: 14398

    A superb, tall and elegant twin columned Gothic Revival antique chimneypiece in finely figured, softly dark grey Saint Anne Marble. This is a wonderful fireplace imposing in its simplicity and one of a kind. The wide moulded shelf rests on twin pairs of attached octagonal columns, each with moulded capitals, supported on sturdy footblocks. The plain frieze is centred by a simple shield above the slow arch of the opening set with quatrefoil carvings on the spandrels.
    English, possibly Scottish circa 1860.

    Shown here together with firegrate SNo 11882 now sold.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 82 12"
    209.5 cms
    54 58"
    138.6 cms
    15 316"
    38.5 cms
    Internal 43 1116"
    111 cms
    39 316"
    99.5 cms

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

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  • Stock: 10209

    A charmingly understated Regency columned antique chimneypiece in warm grey fossil marble reminiscent of a leopard's coat. The full round tapering columns stand free of the jambs and support the simple shelf set above the unadorned frieze.
    English, Circa 1810.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 67 78"
    172.5 cms
    48 38"
    123 cms
    13 316"
    33.5 cms
    Internal 44 12"
    113 cms
    39"
    99 cms

    Listed Price: £12,500 ( + 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: 14568

    A richly veined large Belgian Griotte Rouge Marble antique Victorian fireplace, the panelled frieze, centred by a panel of three akroter, is flanked by floral paterae on the endblocks above jambs fronted by tapering panels topped by small akroter with trailing foliate detail above neat footblocks.
    Belgian, late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 68 1116"
    174.5 cms
    49 316"
    125 cms
    16 18"
    41 cms
    internal 46 1116"
    118.5 cms
    37"
    94 cms

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

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  • Stock: 11061

    One of a rare pair of late English Regency antique chimneypieces in the Egyptian Revival manner, in pure white Statuary Marble. The jambs are tapered descending from concave florally decorated capitals.
    Circa 1835.
    A pair with SNo 11060 awaiting final photos,

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 78"
    170 cms
    48 58"
    123.5 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    Internal 37"
    94 cms
    39 58"
    100.5 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14549

    A large, rare and imposing late George II English Rococo chimneypiece with strong Palladian influences carved in white Statuary Marble and inlaid with panels of Verde Antico Marble. The panelled frieze, beneath a moulded serpentine shelf, is centred by a richly carved 'pelta' scroll cartouche with very finely carved trailing jasmine sprigs flanked on the endblocks by large C Scrolls. The generously scrolling, canted console jambs, with linked cartouche and acanthus detail, terminate in single hart's tongue fern fronds and are supported on simple foot blocks. Provenance: The Earls of Minto, Minto House, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
    English, circa 1750-1760

    Shown here with andirons SNo 10202 now sold.

    Minto House Notes:
    This 18th century chimneypiece was selected by the 4th Earl of Minto to be installed in the Octagonal Drawing Room of Minto House by the decorators W. Turner Lord & Company, of 120 Mount Street, Grosvenor Square, London, whose estimate for the works was dated 18 September 1891. The tower of an earlier property had been incorporated by William Adam in his design for Minto House around 1740 and the House has subsequently undergone various expansions. One was carried our by Archibald Elliot at the beginning of the 19th century, it was further altered by William Playfair in 1837 and was finally enlarged by Robert Lorimer at the end of the 19th century. Minto House was owned by the Elliott family and the Earls of Minto for several centuries but from the mid 1960s it began to fall into disrepair and suffering from increasing neglect it slowly deteriorated to a state where it was finally demolished in 1992.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 83 12"
    212 cms
    61"
    155 cms
    13"
    33 cms
    Internal 56 14"
    143 cms
    46 12"
    118 cms
  • Stock: 14407

    A wide 19th century Louis XVI style carved Carrara Marble Victorian fireplace mantel with a simple panelled frieze and a pair of substantial acanthus corbelled jambs terminating in large lion paws resting on solid foot blocks. French, late 19th century.
    Shown here with fire basket SNo 14236 not included in the price.

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    width height depth
    internal 61 38"
    156 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    external 42 78"
    109 cms
    30 14"
    77 cms

    Listed Price: £9,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 10915

    A rare 18th century Italian Baroque fireplace mantel in finely carved Statuary Marble. The moulded arched shelf forms the upper part of a full width serpentine frieze which is centred by a high prominent shell cartouche, flanked by profusely carved flowers, grape vines and ears of wheat representing summer and autumn. Carved in low relief at each end of the frieze are winged mythical dragons and to the side are vases of flowers beneath which are elaborate angled c-scrolled jambs decorated with masks of grotesques holding ropes of fruits in their mouths and there are trails of tumbling berries and leaves down the sides. Shown together with andirons SNo 12527 not included with the price. Italian mid 18th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 64 316"
    163 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    9 1316"
    25 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms
  • Stock: 14397

    A fine Edwardian Georgian style Statuary and inlaid Verde Antico marble chimneypiece, with a moulded shelf above inlaid dentil detail, an inlaid fluted frieze with a central tablet of cavorting cherubs flanked by oval panels of hunting cherubs and with finely carved classical maidens on the endblocks set above descending bellflowers, medallions and swags on the jambs.
    English, circa 1900.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 82 12"
    209.5 cms
    65 316"
    165.5 cms
    9 14"
    23.5 cms
    Internal 50 18"
    127.2 cms
    45 1116"
    116 cms
  • Stock: 14438

    A Baroque Louis XV antique fireplace mantel in grey and white Arabascato Marble. The shaped moulded shelf above a panelled frieze with a central cartouche set above the serpentine opening flanked by twin panelled jambs. French early 19th century.

    Link to: Antique Rococo Chimneypieces inc Louis XV English Scottish Chippendale Rococo fireplace mantels.

    Width Height Depth
    External 49 58"
    126 cms
    41 18"
    104.5 cms
    17 14"
    44 cms
    Internal 36 58"
    93 cms
    34 1316"
    88.5 cms

    Listed Price: £7,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • 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.

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

    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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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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