An elegantly simple William IV finely figured Regency Portoro Marble fireplace surround shown with firedogs. English, circa 1830.
Shown here with chenet SNo 14498 not included in the price.
Notes: Varieties of Portoro Marble have been found in different parts of the world the most beautiful comes from the quarries on the Island of Palmaria, in the Gulf of La Spezia, Italy. The Portoro used to make this fireplace could well have come from there. The Italian Portoro Marble was first discovered and extracted in Roman times and is rightly regarded worldwide as a luxury marble because of the high quality and the distinctive black and gold veining.
Link to: Antique English Regency chimneypieces inc. George IV fireplace mantels.