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Style Louis XVI / Ref.3095

Very beautiful antique Louis XVI style fireplace in Arabescato marble with quiver-shaped columns, gilt bronze ornaments and curved sides after the model from the Chateau of Fontainebleau

Dimensions:
Width: 76'' ¾  195cm
Height: 43'' ¼  110cm
Depth: 15'' ¾  40cm
Inner width: 46''   117cm
Inner height: 35''   89cm

Origin:
19th century, France.

Status:
In good condition. Aged patina. Light stains and cracks.

This sumptuous Louis XVI style fireplace with large dimensions was made in the 19th century in Arabescato marble embellished with rich gilt bronze ornaments. This is the model placed in the 18th century in the Château de Fontainebleau , in the Silver Boudoir (French Boudoir d’argent ) of Queen Marie-Antoinette and designed by the architect Pierre-Marie Rousseau in 1786.
The Queen's Boudoir, designed by Pierre-Marie Rousseau, was entirely decorated according to Marie-Antoinette's taste, who was an admiror of the Antiquity. It is thus branches of ivy, associated with the vitality during Antiquity, which run through the frieze framed by a egg-and-dart frieze which supports the straight lines of this fireplace according to the rigor of the Louis XVI style against the excesses of the rococo style.
Among these interlacing ivy branches, a bow has been carved in bronze, motif to which the delicately fluted jambs echo : they take the form of a quiver. The feathers of the arrows they contain, the motifs at their base, and the beautiful lion heads that adorn them are also made of bronze. Yves Carlier in Le Boudoir de Marie-Antoinette à Fontainebleau, suggests that the sculptor Philippe-Laurent Roland, who is the creator of various elements in the Boudoir, also was intervened in the model of the bronzes of the Fontainebleau fireplace, bronzes then made by the bronzemaker Claude-Jean Pitoin.
The motifs of the bows and especially the quivers are also characteristic of the Louis XVI style and can be found on many elements in the Silver Boudoir as on the legs of the armchairs or those of the secretary: the Boudoir of he Queen was designed with a total harmony both in the colors and in the themes.
Our beautifully decorated fireplace is the exact replica even if it has some elements inherited of its century: it has curved sides adorned with rose crowns, a characteristic addition to the 19th century, as well as the cast iron interior. decorated with foliage and knots. of the nineteenth century.

Follow this link to read our blog post dedicated to these fireplace.

This fireplace is sold with its original cast iron insert but without any marble floor. This one could be made to order.

Price: on request

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