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A Régence Period Carved Walnut Mantelpiece, circa 1725

Sku code: M30088

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A Régence Period Carved Walnut Mantelpiece, circa 1725
With an undulating and molded shelf topping a traverse shaped with the same lines. The sinuous curves of the hearth opening are accentuated by rounded molding terminating in spiraling rolls that meet in the center of the traverse. The center carving is a stylized palmette in fleur de lis form with pearled details, all framed by semi-circle molding and “C”-scrolls. The sides feature flat paneled molding with scalloped curves and points above channeled legs.
Dimensions from top of shelf:
Width: 84.00”
Depth: 12.00”
Height: 54.5”
Dimensions of Firebox (hearth)
FBW: 69.00”
FBH: 42.00”

Availability: In stock

Retail Price: $8,600.00 8600


The French Regency, or Régence period (1715 - 1730), roughly corresponded to the years when Louis XV was still a youth and had not yet ascended to the throne. France was instead governed by a temporary prince regent. The Régence style is characterized by an increased desire for comfort and a growing appreciation for an expanded world view. Witness the padded armchairs and canapes, the use of caning, proliferation of the cabriole leg, use of the symmetrical “C” and “S” shaped scrolling, the shell and acanthus motif, and exotics such as bat wings, monkeys, fauns, and animal-hoofed furniture feet. Thank you for visiting Pittet Architecturals. Visit our website for new weekly postings, or our showroom in the Dallas' vibrant Design District. You may just find us unloading a new shipment of exclusive antiques and exclusive decor for your home and garden.

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