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Fireplaces - Item 1030
Renaissance Fireplace

Item 1030 - antique fireplace

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Item 1030 Renaissance Fireplace or Mantel in Walnut
Dimensions Width 63, Height 55, Depth 22 (in inches)
Opening           42             37            12
Wood Solid walnut (no veneers)
Country France
Date Circa 1870
Description

This unusually large antique fireplace surround or mantel of solid French walnut most likely dates from the late 19th century when it was custom-built for a château in the Ile-de-France and from which it was removed only recently by the person from whom M. Markley Antiques acquired it. It is an elegant example of understated Renaissance or Henri II styling with fluted, Doric columns and a central frieze boasting trompe l’œil drapery around a central cartouche. Hand-carved, it is made entirely of solid walnut.

Reference

Quette, Anne-Marie, Le Mobilier Français Louis XIII et Louis XIV (Editions Massin, Paris, 1996)

Uses

Considering its classic design elements, the fireplace is ideal for a large living room, library or bedroom.

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fireplace carving

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