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Antique French Louis XVI Mantlepiece.  Chris Winter
   
This unique antique mantlepiece is made of the solid white Italian Carrara Marble.

The only one of its kind, it was designed and handcrafted by a master stonemason during the reign of Louis XVI (1774-1792). The intricately chiselled, detailed floral ornaments are beautifully finished, making this classical masterpiece one of the finest stone masonry works of this period.

During the 18th century, only wealthy people (mainly the aristocratic upper class) commanded the means and life-styles to commission and own such an significant, decorative mantlepiece.

History: This mantlepiece was originally designed for a French Chateau, built in the late 18th century, purchased by one of Germany´s foremost antique fireplace experts and later installed in the villa of the Commanding General of the British Army in Germany.

Measurements:
Width of the top bridge: 155 cm (61 in)

Depth: 38 cm (15 in)

Height: 127 cm (50 in)

Total weight: approx. 200 Kg

The mantlepiece consists of 4 separate original sections: top bridge plus top plate and 2 supporting bases. All sections can be wrapped/transported separately to be reassembled at the final location.

The fireplace opening can be adjusted through respective placement of 2 sidepanels and an upper inner panel (as illustrated in the photo).
Antique French Louis XVI Mantlepiece
Architecture,  Chimneys
38 x  155 x  127 cm  /   15 x  61 x  50 in
Weight 200 kg   /  440.92 lbs
Sub-type: Complete Chimneys  /   Origin: France  /   Style: Louis XVI  /   Period: XVIIIth c  /  
 
Posted: march 28, 2010 / Modified: march 29, 2010
Copyright Chris Winter

 
Antique French Louis XVI Mantlepiece
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Chris Winter
Chris Winter
Individual 
Herne, Germany
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