A Louis XVI style antique chimneypiece in softly hued grey, black and white Arabascato Marble. The moulded breakfront shelf rests above a stop fluted frieze flanked by finely carved floral endblocks. The scrolled stop fluted jambs are supported on sturdy footblocks in front of deep side returns.
French, late 19th century.
Notes: Arabascato Marble is from a bedrock quarry in the Apuan Mountains near Carrara in Italy and is a classic Italian marble. The black veining on the pure white background is synonymous with opulence and luxury and its simplicity works very well in both contemporary or traditional interiors.
Link to: Antique French chimneypieces inc. Louis XVI, French Empire fireplace mantels.