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: 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: 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: 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: 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 style 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: 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: 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: 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 Tinos 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.
    Scottish, 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: 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.

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    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.

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

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

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  • Stock: 14640

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

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

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

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  • Stock: 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: 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: 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

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    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: 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: 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: 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 second to 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: 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. 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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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  • 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: 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.

    Link to: Antique French chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire fireplace mantels.

    width Height Depth
    External 55 18"
    140 cms
    40"
    101.5 cms
    15 1116"
    40 cms
    Internal 37 316"
    94.5 cms
    28 1116"
    72.8 cms
  • 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.

    Link to a section showing full range of similar/related neo-classical chimneypieces

    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.