Chimneypieces | Baroque | Stock No: 15416

A creamy Travetine Bolection fire surround


Stock No.15416

An elegant and large Bolection fire surround in warm, cream coloured Italian Travertine with evidence of sedimentary deposits, the outer moulding sweeping in to a cushioned frame around the wide opening.
English, or possibly Italian, early 20th century.

Travertine is a sedimentary form of limestone usually deposited by mineral springs. The Italian quarry of Guidonia Montecello was one of the quarries chosen by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the building of the famous Colonnade of St. Peter's Square in Rome in 1656–1667 and Michelangelo also chose Travertine as the material for the external ribs of the dome of St Peter's Basilica.

Width Height Depth
External 63 78"
162.4 cms
42 12"
108 cms
3 12"
9 cms
Internal 47 316"
120 cms
36 316"
92 cms

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