Antique French stone fireplace mantels are elegant works of art that bring a warmth and ambiance to an interior decor. History added to a space with a story behind each mantel - recall the stone mason with years honing his craft, finessing inert blocks of limestone or marble into a beautiful focal point that is all at once functional and authentic.
Reference: Mantel Pavé 124 is an exclusive hand carved Louis XVI style 18th century French fireplace mantel, salvaged from a fine Salon in Paris, France. French stone masons, importing blocks of bianca carrara marble from Italy, would fashion fireplace mantels from this ethereal Italian stone. This particular bianca carrrara marble French fireplace mantel is exquisite in it's detail. The top is a symmetrical marvel of rosettes and bead work where the slightly curved legs are enhanced by acanthus leaves flowing gently down to geometrically and artistically carved columns. The translucency of the white marble with grey transparent veining is a perfect marriage to an 18th century antique Italian Bianca Carrara and Nero marble cabochon marble stone floor.
Fireplace: Antique French Fireplace
Style: Louis XVI
Circa: 18th Century
Stone: Bianca Carrara Marble - Provenance: Italy
Provenance: Paris, France
Dimensions: 61 3/4” width x 43 3/8” height x 17” deep