Antique marble fireplaces
Period styles and a certain “noblesse” are characteristic of antique marble fireplaces. Although many marble mantels date from the 19th century, often with an economy of material, we do our best to source older more historic marble chimneypieces particularly from the 18th century. On the Parisian scene marble fireplaces became prevalent in 19th century Haussmann era apartments, more than a means of heating the home, but a decorative feature in its own right.
Marble fireplace mantels
Marble colomes in greys, Carrera whites, black, pink, orange etc, sometimes with pronounced veins and sometimes fairly plain. No fireplaces are identical, so with their authentic patina they provide and elegant decorative feature. At BCA we have many french marble fireplaces with different French Period styles such as Louis XIV, Louis XV, Empire, Napoleon, Regence, Louis-Philippe. Each style corresponds to a period in the history of France. All our antique chimneypieces, inevitably more than 100 years of age, are the subject of an application to the French Ministry of Culture to obtain an export certificate for each one.