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Louis XIV style Brèche d'Alep Marble Mantel, possibly 18th century

Sku code: M30057

Quick Overview

This compact mantel is carved in the style of Louis XIV and is believed to date to the late 1700's. It is restained in form with doucine molding on the front of the traverse and legs. The inside profile of the hearth opening has an unusual scalloped shape at the upper angles. While the form may be simple, the marble from which it is carved is the the desirable and colorful type called "Brèche d'Alep." Predominately golden in color and characterized by the presence of large and varied colored stones in the matrix, Brèche d'Alep was a favorite of the Sun King himself, Louis XIV of France. Overall width of shelf: 44 1/2" Overall depth: 14 7/8" Overall height: 40 1/2" Width of firebox: 30" Height of firebox: 33 1/2"

Availability: In stock

Retail Price: $24,000.00 24000

Details

This petite chamber-sized mantel is carved in the style of Louis XIV with doucine molding on the front of the traverse and of the legs. The shelf front and sides demonstrate 1.25" ogee molding with rounded corners that are mirrored by the semi-rounded shape of the feet. The inside profile of the hearth opening is scalloped at the upper angles. The flat panel relief carvings on the lintel above both legs are characterized by scalloped shapes and right angles. Brèche d'Alep marble has been quarried in the French Pyrenees for centuries and is characterized by the presence of large and varied colored stones in the matrix. Predominately golden in color, generous pieces of gray, red, and beige stones add to its distinctive appearance. Overall width of shelf: 44 1/2" Overall depth: 14 7/8" Overall height: 40 1/2" Width of firebox: 30" Height of firebox: 33 1/2"

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