From Southern Italy, this elegant fireplace mantel has been hand-carved from nine pieces of limestone. The cream-colored stone has developed a nice black and gray patina and was intentionally distressed to give the appearance of antiquity. A luscious half-round molding to the crown includes canted front corners, which line up directly with a cavetto fluting that runs along the outer edge of the gently sloping legs. Additional cavetto moldings can be seen on the legs, flanking a protruding molding that frames the firebox opening. Our Italian limestone mantel has a neutral color and a size that allows it to be used with just about any style of design, from a living room or den, to a bedroom.
Firebox opening: H – 37 5/8, W – 39 ½.
CONDITION: Very good condition with intentional distress, presenting as nicks, losses, and buildup. Minor fill to an upper section of the mantel