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: 14640

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

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

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

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  • Stock: 4721

    A rare Venetian Renaissance antique fireplace mantel from the fifteenth century. This extremely rare chimneypiece is carved in Pietra d’Istria Marble from the Istrian Peninsula near Venice and is attributed to Giorgio da Sebenico, sculptor of the Duomo San Francesco, Cathedral of Ancona, which features near identical images on the portal. Italian, circa 1460.

    Scale : Large.

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    width height depth
    external 78 1116"
    200 cms
    74"
    188 cms
    34 14"
    87 cms
    internal 68 14"
    173.4 cms
    65 316"
    165.7 cms
  • Stock: 14311

    A fine George III white Statuary Marble antique chimneypiece in the manner of Robert Adam. The fluted frieze, centred by a tablet depicting three seated musical maidens, is flanked by further musical maidens on the endblocks which are set above jambs with carved garlanded maidens on podiums and motifs emblematic of Springtime.
    English late 18th century.

    Shown here with fire basket SNo 13829 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 73 38"
    186.5 cms
    55 58"
    141.3 cms
    7 38"
    18.7 cms
    Internal 44 14"
    112.5 cms
    42 38"
    107.7 cms
  • Stock: 14148

    A rather large but low 20th century Travertine Marble Bolection fireplace mantel.
    English, circa 1930.

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    width height depth
    External 62"
    157.5 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms
    3 14"
    8.5 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    31 18"
    79 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14475

    An elegant French Rococo style antique fireplace in finely figured black and gold Portoro marble, with a shaped opening and angled, panelled jambs. Shown here with firegrate SNo 13081 not included in the price.
    French, late 19th century.

    Shown here with fire grate SNo 13081 not included in the price.

    Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world but the marble used to make this chimneypiece is of fine quality and almost certainly came 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 depth
    external 59 18"
    150 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms
    15"
    38 cms
    internal 44 78"
    114 cms
    35"
    89 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14159

    A tall antique Victorian fireplace surround in finely veined English marble the moulded shelf set above a plain frieze, the arched opening with a central keystone is flanked by a pair of inset circular panels framing carved ribbon tied floral wreaths. English, circa 1860.

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    width height depth
    external 76"
    193 cms
    56 14"
    143 cms
    12 316"
    31 cms
    internal 36"
    91.5 cms
    40 58"
    103 cms

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

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  • Stock: 9180

    IRISH WATER SPANIELS

    A rare and remarkable English Rococo Statuary Marble antique chimneypiece with richly and intricately carved floral and rocaille decoration. The boldly conceived and executed central cartouche bordered by both subtle and high relief floral design with typical English / Irish bordered panel and rocaille carved detail on the underfrieze moulding. Most charming of all are the two Irish Water Spaniels peering out from the large "C" scrolled jambs. English, circa 1760.

    This chimneypiece was likely to have been made for a great London House possibly for a ladies room or drawing room.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 78"
    157.3 cms
    48 38"
    123 cms
    14 1316"
    37.5 cms
    Internal 42 78"
    109 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms
  • Stock: 14419

    A small French antique chimneypiece in the Louis XVI manner finely carved in attractively veined Pavonazza Marble. The breakfront shelf, set above a panelled frieze centred by a tablet with six stylised foliate panels, is flanked by a pair of floral paterae above corbelled, stop fluted jambs resting on neat footblocks. French early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 49 316"
    125 cms
    42 18"
    107 cms
    14 58"
    37.2 cms
    Internal 33 18"
    84 cms
    32 14"
    82 cms

    Listed Price: £8,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 11265

    An elegantly simple early Victorian dove grey Italian Bardiglio Marble antique chimneypiece.
    English, circa 1840.

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    Width height depth
    External 72"
    183 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    11 78"
    30.2 cms
    Internal 38 316"
    97 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14437

    A small Louis XV French Rococo style fireplace surround in white veined Carrara Marble with a moulded shaped shelf above a panelled serpentine frieze centred by a stylised foliate cartouche flanked by angled scrolled acanthus embellished jambs above small footblocks.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 46 18"
    117 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms
    16 14"
    41.5 cms
    Internal 33 18"
    84 cms
    33 18"
    84 cms

    Listed Price: £8,800 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14406

    An antique Louis XVI style carved Carrara Marble chimneypiece mantel with its original decorative cast iron insert. The bead framed panel on the frieze is set with delicately carved entwined stem detail flanked by foliate paterae on the endblocks. The iron insert is embellished with a large urn and elaborate rinceau detail. Similar to SNo 13413. French late 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 52 58"
    133.5 cms
    43 18"
    109.5 cms
    15 78"
    40.5 cms
    internal 36 38"
    92.5 cms
    33 1316"
    85.8 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14323

    A elegantly simple early William IV Carrara Marble antique Regency fireplace surround with a panelled frieze and stylised shell cartouche on the endblocks. English, early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 76 38"
    194 cms
    48 38"
    123 cms
    14 12"
    36.8 cms
    Internal 38 316"
    97 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14241

    A large Louis XVI style antique fireplace surround in subtly attractive, mottled coffee coloured, veined marble from a local quarry in Brittany. Provenance: Hotel 'Repaire de Kerroch' in the port of Paimpol, Brittany, France the same as fireplaces SNos 14240 & 14239. French, late 18th early 19th century.
    Shown here with andirons SNo 13920 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 79 58"
    202.3 cms
    55 18"
    140 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms
    Internal 60 316"
    153 cms
    43 1116"
    111 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14345

    A pleasingly simple antique Victorian fireplace surround in warm Brocatelle Marble. The panelled frieze set beneath a plain shelf is flanked by a pair of large corbels on the jambs which rest on substantial footblocks. English late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 66 14"
    168.5 cms
    47"
    119.5 cms
    11 38"
    29 cms
    Internal 40"
    101.5 cms
    38 316"
    97 cms

    Listed Price: £8,000 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14315

    A very large and finely carved Victorian antique marble fireplace surround. The wide moulded shelf rests above a broad arched fireplace opening centred by a foliate keystone and framed by a finely carved laurel and berry torus moulding. The whole is supported on large shaped footblocks.
    English, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 92 18"
    234 cms
    49 1316"
    126.5 cms
    17 58"
    44.8 cms
    Internal 43 14"
    110 cms
    37 1316"
    96 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14391

    A Louis XVI Carrara Marble antique chimneypiece with a moulded shelf above an elaborate central cartouche on the panelled frieze. The jambs, with tapering panels beneath foliate capitals, stand on plain footblocks. French, early 19th century.
    Shown here with fire grate SNo 14236 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63"
    160 cms
    45 14"
    115 cms
    17 18"
    43.5 cms
    Internal 44 12"
    113 cms
    35 58"
    90.5 cms

    Listed Price: £16,400 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  •  A small Louis XVI Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantel   Reserved

    Stock: 9819

    A small Louis XVI Carrara Marble antique fireplace surround. The split panelled frieze, centred by a floral roundel, is flanked by a pair of foliate endblocks above angled, rounded stop fluted jambs resting on sturdy footblocks.
    French, late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 18"
    145 cms
    41 12"
    105.5 cms
    15 38"
    39 cms
    Internal 41 1116"
    106 cms
    31 12"
    80 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14388

    A very fine Portoro Marble antique Victorian arched chimneypiece. The moulded shelf is set above a simple panelled frieze centred by a plain panel above a keystone linking the panelled gently arched surround which rests on wide footblocks.
    English, circa 1860.

    Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world but the marble used to make this chimneypiece is of fine quality and almost certainly came 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 Depth
    External 77 58"
    197 cms
    49"
    124.5 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    Internal 37"
    94 cms
    36 38"
    92.5 cms

    Listed Price: £11,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14240

    An elegant & tall Louis XV antique chimneypiece in subtly attractive, mottled coffee coloured, veined marble from a local quarry in Brittany. Provenance: Hotel 'Repaire de Kerroch' in the port of Paimpol, Brittany which has been recently partly converted into apartments, please see last image below. A larger version of fireplace Stock Number 14239, with the same provenance. French late 18th early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 67 14"
    171 cms
    46 14"
    117.5 cms
    10 38"
    26.5 cms
    Internal 48"
    122 cms
    38 38"
    97.5 cms

    Listed Price: £7,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14355

    A rare, monumental and highly ornate Louis XV style deeply carved Statuary Marble antique fireplace surround in the French Baroque Rococo manner with its original cast iron insert. The upper stop fluted coffered frieze sits above and behind an enormous and most elaborately scrolled central cartouche quite simply the flamboyant focus of the whole chimneypiece. The equally massive angled, scrolled and panelled jambs, beneath the two tiered endblocks, are embellished with large acanthus detail. Quatrefoil panels sit above the panelled side returns. The signature of a J. Molinari, and the name Menton are carved above the quatrefoil on the right return shown in the last image below.
    French, late 19th century.

    Width Height Depth
    external 82 14"
    209 cms
    66 78"
    170 cms
    22 1316"
    58 cms
    internal 48 1316"
    124 cms
    47 58"
    121 cms
  • Stock: 7909

    A Louis XVI chimneypiece in Statuary marble with well defined acanthus leaf carved and scrolled jambs, end paterae and central cartouche,the breakfront shelf over carved pearl decoration on the frieze and jambs. Image before restoration.
    French circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 56 12"
    143.5 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    15"
    38.1 cms
    Internal 39 12"
    100.3 cms
    32 1316"
    83.2 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14248

    A grand richly coloured and carved Rosso Levanto marble antique chimneypiece in the Baroque style., with a central scrolled cartouche on the panelled frieze, beneath a generous breakfront serpentine shaped shelf, with a pair of massive c-scrolled angled jambs flanking the graceful slow arched opening. Shown with fire grate SNo 14374 not yet on the website. French mid 19th century.

    Notes: Richly coloured and veined Rosso Levanto Marble is quarried throughout southern Europe and is often used for interior walls, floors, mosaics, fountains and fireplaces.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 70 78"
    180 cms
    43 12"
    110.5 cms
    17 78"
    45.5 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    32 1116"
    83 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14239

    An elegant Louis XV antique chimneypiece in subtly attractive, mottled coffee coloured, veined marble from a local quarry in Brittany. Provenance: Hotel 'Repaire de Kerroch' in the port of Paimpol, Brittany which has been recently partly converted into apartments, please see last image below. A smaller version of fireplace Stock No. 14240 with the same provenance. French late 18th early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 57 18"
    145 cms
    46 78"
    119 cms
    11 316"
    28.5 cms
    Internal 37 58"
    95.5 cms
    39 316"
    99.5 cms

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

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  • Stock: 10928

    An important and rare mid Georgian period English Rococo fireplace in Statuary and Maurin Green Marble possibly by Sir Henry Cheere (1703-1781).
    English circa 1750.

    Notes: Part of the research already done shows that a very similar chimneypiece originates in Woodcote House in Surrey, rebuilt in 1750 designed by Sir Henry Cheere and the sculptor was Isaac Ware. This chimneypiece is related in style and quality to our stock no 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: 14245

    A smart 19th century white Statuary Marble antique chimneypiece with a simple bevelled edged shelf above a linked rosette panel on the frieze flanked by scrolled cartouche on the endblocks set above panelled jambs, each centred by a rosette, resting on plain footblocks.
    English, mid 19th century.

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    width height depth
    external 75 316"
    191 cms
    48 1116"
    123.7 cms
    10 316"
    26 cms
    internal 39 58"
    100.7 cms
    35 1116"
    90.7 cms

    Listed Price: £17,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14420

    A tall oak and Belgian Blue Stone antique chimneypiece in the Renaissance manner. The panelled fluted frieze with central acanthus detail is flanked by pairs of lion mask end blocks and set beneath a generous moulded egg and dart corniced shelf. The whole is supported by deep carved and polished Belgian Blue Stone fluted corbels above tall Ionic columns over moulded and panelled foot blocks. Belgian, mid 19th century.

    Shown here with andirons SNo 14392 not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 77 38"
    196.5 cms
    89"
    226 cms
    25 38"
    64.5 cms
    Internal 49 58"
    126 cms
    70 1116"
    179.5 cms

    Listed Price: £19,500 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14320

    An antique white Statuary Marble fireplace surround. The deeply carved central plaque, set beneath the simple moulded shelf on a plain panelled frieze, is decorated with roses, fruit and orange blossom and is flanked by carved end blocks, one depicting Summer and the other Autumn, The panelled jambs richly carved with hanging, ribbon tied clusters of oak and acorns
    English, mid 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 61 58"
    156.5 cms
    46 12"
    118 cms
    9 38"
    24 cms
    Internal 37 58"
    95.5 cms
    37"
    94 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14302

    A simply carved Carrara Marble Louis XVI antique fireplace surround with Vitruvian scrolled decoration on the frieze flanked by floral paterae on the endblocks above stop fluted jambs.
    French early 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 52 38"
    133 cms
    42 12"
    108 cms
    12 58"
    32 cms
    Internal 41 14"
    105 cms
    35 58"
    90.5 cms

    Listed Price: £7,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 14260

    A small Rococo style Louis XV antique fireplace surround in fine Carrara Marble with a carved foliate cartouche on the panelled frieze above a shaped opening flanked by panelled & fluted angled jambs.
    French late 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 52 1316"
    134 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    16"
    40.6 cms
    Internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    32 58"
    82.7 cms

    Listed Price: £7,600 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Antique Louis XVI Fireplace in Medicis Breccia Marble 
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    Stock: 10645

    A delightful small Louis XVI style cheminee in Medicis Breccia marble, the serpentine shelf over a vividly figured frieze centred by a large unusual lobed Cartouche flanked by angled scrolled endblocks and jambs. Image before restoration. French early 19th century.
    Shown here with various fireplace accessories not included in the price.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 51 316"
    130 cms
    42 14"
    107.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 34 18"
    86.5 cms
    34 38"
    87.5 cms

    Listed Price: £8,900 ( + vat in EU zone )

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  • Stock: 8123

    A striking Victorian fireplace mantel in white Statuary marble. It is decorated with 17 Minton majolica tiles, five depicting winged heraldic lions holding grapes, three black and one brown prancing horses, four putti rowing in shell boats, and four lion mask shields with scimitar swords. All are set in a stylised Greco-Roman manner. (Research is on-going into the significance behind the tile images). English circa 1860.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 78 18"
    198.5 cms
    46 1116"
    118.5 cms
    14 38"
    36.5 cms
    39"
    99 cms
    36 12"
    92.8 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14307

    A smart High Renaissance style polished Belgian Black Marble antique fireplace surround with three foliate carved panels on the frieze flanked by a pair of lozenge endblocks set above tapering free standing fluted columns resting on double footblocks. Flemish 19th century.

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    Width Height Depth
    External 63 1316"
    162 cms
    59 18"
    150 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 35 1316"
    91 cms
    44 78"
    114 cms

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

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  • Stock: 14147

    A refined and elegant Edwardian Neoclassical style antique fireplace, in white statuary and Verdi Antico marble. The central plaque is decorated with a finely carved urn surrounded by bell flower swags tied with ribbons. The inlaid Verdi Antico Greek key pattern frieze panels are flanked by oval floral paterae end blocks, set beneath the deeply moulded and stepped shelf with dental and pearl bead detail. The jambs are in the form of subtly scrolling, fluted console pilasters over small footblocks. The fireplace opening is framed by a simple moulded architrave.
    English, circa 1910.

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    width height depth
    66 12"
    169 cms
    53 18"
    135 cms
    7 18"
    18 cms
    41 14"
    105 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms
  • Stock: 14303

    A fine Louis XVI style antique fireplace mantel in rare beautifully gold veined Portoro Marble. The moulded rectangular shelf is set above a simple panelled frieze which is flanked by a pair of square endblocks supported on moulded and fluted corbels above panelled jambs raised on simple footblocks.
    French, late 19th century.

    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 it's quality and the distinctive black and gold veining.

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    width Height Depth
    External 55 14"
    140.5 cms
    39 1316"
    101 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 37 316"
    94.5 cms
    28 12"
    72.5 cms

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

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  • Stock: 10203

    A large and fine antique Palladian style chimneypiece in the manner of William Kent (1685-1748). Carved in pure white Statuary Marble and with Breche Violette, endblocks and ingrounds, it has a prominent corniced shelf set over a beautifully scrolled foliate carved frieze, centred by a simple Breche Violette plaque, flanked by foliate endblocks above bold tapering volute jambs, topped by ribbon tied scrolls, resting on plain large footblocks.
    English, mid 19th century with later restoration.

    Notes: This chimneypiece, made in the 19th Century, bears a striking resemblance to the chimneypiece in the Red Dining Room at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, designed by Inigo Jones in the late 17th Century. The chimneypiece was probably designed by William Kent as the Hall was refashioned by him in 1731 in collaboration with the Master Sculptor & Carver James Richards (1718-1759) who is credited with the carving of the chimneypiece.

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    width height depth
    External 97 12"
    247.7 cms
    73 18"
    185.7 cms
    14 316"
    36 cms
    Internal 42 18"
    107 cms
    44 1116"
    113.5 cms
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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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