Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Antique large white marble fireplace, French 19th century

$ 95,000
  • Description
    Antique large white marble fireplace, French 19th century
    French, 19th Century
    Height 140cm, width 185cm, depth 51cm
    This incredible piece of marble furniture is superbly carved in the Louis XVI style. The apron is centred with a high-relief mask: the applied sunflower headpiece as well as the surrounding sun decoration likely marks the figure as the Greek sun god Helios (often linked to Apollo). The head sits within a decorated winged cartouche, while the side panels feature floral and foliate motifs also in impressive high relief. The side panels are bordered with a beaded design, and the below surround features dentil moulding.
    The frieze decoration is complemented by the jambs, carved in the form of figurative busts that mirror the form of the central mask. The terms wear impressive floral crowns, and their bodies taper into fluted Ionic columns applied with further foliate motifs.
    The entire composition is formed of brilliant white Carrara marble, which evokes the grandeur of classical sculpture. Likewise, both the jambs and the frieze are carved with immense sculptural skill that speaks to the skills of the fireplace’s makers.
    This fantastic piece would bring the majesty of 19th century France to the appropriate interior space.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Carrara Marble.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17433
    Incollect Reference #: 717059
  • Dimensions
    W. 72.83 in; H. 55.12 in; D. 20.08 in;
    W. 185 cm; H. 140 cm; D. 51 cm;
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Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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