Antique French Louis XVI fireplace with overmantel

Reference : 2024014

Antique French Louis XVI fireplace with overmantel: This Louis XVI style overmantel fireplace is an original antique piece, a Truly Reclaimed French limestone fireplace. The finely sculpted details evoke the Classic and Romantic aesthetic of the 18th century Louis XVI style. The side jambs feature delicate vertical fluting, and the lintel is finely decorated with a floral frieze in its center, flanked at each end by a lyre.

The over-mantel of the stone fireplace is also a work of art in itself. It is adorned with a carved oval medallion framed at each corner by a raised circular flower. It is flanked by the pair of pilasters featuring slender raised & fielded panels, with a finely sculpted high cornice at the top. These decorative elements symbolise the Classic sophistication and charm of Louis XVI reign from 1774 to 1791.

From a mansion near the town of Honfleur in Normandy, this Louis XVI style overmantel fireplace in Caen limestone (Pierre de Caen) is a majestic piece that embodies the aristocratic refinement characteristic of this era. Whether in a grand living room, an elegant dining room or a luxurious bedroom, this antique limestone fireplace will bring authentic grandeur and nobility to your interior.

Dimensions approx :

  • Overall height : 270 cm (8 ft 10.5 inches)
  • Width : 166 cm (65.5 inches)
  • Front to back : 89 cm (35 inches)
  • Height below lintel : 88 cm (35 inches)
  • Width between side jambs : 130 cm (51 inches)
  • Mantel shelf front to back : 15 cm (6 inches)
  • Overmantel width : 135 cm (53 inches)
  • Cornice width : 155 cm (61 inches)

On display in BCA’s Pont l’Évêque (14) showroom display.

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