Antique French limestone fireplace
Antique French limestone fireplace : Authentic antique French fireplace featuring relatively simple carved moulding which is not over-elaborate. With inclined side jambs and rounded corbels it displays nobility even though it was surely a farmhouse fireplace. Having had some restoration work to make it more presentable, it still remains unmistakably antique and reclaimed. This imposing chimneypiece could be as old as 17th century, but certainly no more recent than early 19th century. Interestingly, at some point the one-piece side jambs have had false joints added to give the impression of being made up of several superimposed blocks.
Metric dimensions approx:
- Overall width 179 cm x overall height 156 cm. (width 70.5 inches x overall height 61.5 inches)
- Front to back overall 77 cm. Jamb (“leg”) width 14 cm (30 inches. Jamb width 5.5 inches)
- Width between side jambs 141cm x height below lintel 136cm. (55.5 inches x height below lintel 53.5 inches)
On display in our Normandy showrooms at Méry-Corbon, between Caen and Lisieux. Please contact us prior to visiting.