Chimneypieces | French, Louis XVI, Empire | Stock No: 14722

A Louis XVI Style Skyros Marble Fireplace


Stock No.14722

A Louis XVI style antique fireplace surround in finely coloured and veined Skyros Marble. This unusual and attractive marble, quarried on the Greek island of Skyros and otherwise known as Skaris Marble, was first discovered by the Romans and was one of the most important marbles used by their architects and sculptors throughout the Roman Empire. It is understood that the marble extraction on the island ceased with the coming of World War II (1939-1945).
French, late 19th century.

Width Height Depth
External 57 14"
145.5 cms
43 12"
110.5 cms
15 58"
39.5 cms
Internal 40 78"
104 cms
34 18"
86.5 cms

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