A Louis XV Rococo chimneypiece in delightful Breche d'Alep marble. The shaped moulded shelf rests above a scrolled, panelled frieze centred by a foliate cartouche echoed on the endblocks. The tapering, angled and panelled console jambs are supported on curved footblocks. French, early 19th century.
Shown here with firegrate SNo 15243
Breche d'Alep marble was first quarried in 1712 in Tholonet in Bouches-du-Rhône. It is formed of large rounded fragments of browns, greys, reds or blacks usually on a yellow bed and was much used in the making of furniture and fireplaces during the 18th & 19th centuries.
Link to: Antique Rococo Chimneypieces inc Louis XV English Scottish Chippendale Rococo fireplace mantels.