A highly ornate and rare antique stone fireplace surround in the Louis XV Rococo style exuberantly carved throughout with abundant floral and foliate detail. The moulded shelf with bead and reel edging rests above an embellished serpentine frieze centred by a stylised palmette cartouche with floral trails flanked by scrolled acanthus corners. Small shell cartouche top tapering panels on the jambs which rest on sturdy footblocks.
Photos before restoration. French mid to late 18th century.
Shown here with replica fire grate SNo 10920 not included in the price.
Link to: Antique Rococo Chimneypieces inc Louis XV English Scottish Chippendale Rococo fireplace mantels.