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