Originating in the 1800s in France, this stunning fireplace mantel was hand-carved from rouge de France marble. The marble has a wonderful red and brown palette with white and gray veining and is highly honed, allowing the fantastic carvings to gain prominence. A thick quarter-round molding adorns the arbalete top, graced with rounded protuberances that align with the legs, which are set at an outward angle. Beneath each protuberance is an attenuated shell embellished with volutes. A similar carving can be seen on the lintel, surrounded by thick molding that runs down the pilaster-style legs, before terminating in thick molding. Our Louis XV-style fireplace mantel will instantly enhance any living room, bedroom, or library firebox.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition, with fleabites and rubs commensurate to age and use. Professional restoration to the top and one leg, damaged during removal from previous estate, also with traces of plaster and wire used during the install.