A substantial Bolection chimneypiece carved from beautiful soft grey, salmon brown and taupe Derbyshire Fossil Limestone with a large central keystone. This stone is quite hard and will take a polish. English, circa 1860.
Notes: Derbyshire Fossil Limestone was laid down during the Carboniferous Period some 355 million years ago and contains numerous brachiopods, corals and crinoids. The county of Derbyshire in the East Midlands has many outcrops of this stone which dominate the landscape and contribute to its dramatic vistas.