Chimneypieces | French, Louis XVI, Empire | Stock No: 8892

A Small Louis XVI Breche Violette Fireplace


Stock No.8892

A chic Louis XVI fireplace mantel carved in Breche Violette Marble with applied ormolu mounts in the manner of Pierre Gouthiere (1732-1813) who was appointed ciseliste, doreur, bronze chaser and gilder by Aux Menus Plaisirs du Roi, Palais de Versailles in France. The shelf is set above an inset frieze applied with a scrolling foliate mount with flanking ormolu paterae on the endblocks above the jambs which are fronted by a pair of beautiful finely tapering stop fluted columns, each in the form of a stylised quiver of arrows resting on elegant footblocks. Image before the re-instatement of the ormolu on the right hand column.
French, late 19th century.

Shown here but not included are chenets SNo 14433.

Width Height Depth
External 55 12"
141 cms
47 14"
120.2 cms
12 38"
31.5 cms
Internal 34 58"
88 cms
35 1316"
91 cms

Link to: Antique English Regency chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire and George IV fireplace mantels.

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