A very fine example of a Louis XVI style Statuary Marble fireplace surround. The breakfront shelf rests above a bead framed frieze centred by a delicately carved ribboned, leaf and berry wreath and sprigs, flanked on the endblocks by square foliate paterae. The tapering jambs are surmounted by large acanthus leaf corbels above rope moulding.
French, mid 19th century.
Shown here with a pair of andirons SNo 15115 not included.
Link to: Antique French chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire fireplace mantels.