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Style Empire / Ref.4948

Empire period mantel in belgian petit granit with bronzes on the theme of the death of Archimedes

Width: 64'' ⅝  164cm
Height: 42'' ⅞  109cm
Depth: 12'' ¼  31cm
Inner width: 48'' ⅜  123cm
Inner height: 35''   89cm

19th century.

Good condition.

Rare Empire period mantel in belgian petit granit from the 19th century. It presents a gilded bronze decoration, finely chiseled on the theme of Antiquity. The entablature is adorned with trophies on either side and a bronze depicting the death of Archimedes, inspired by the story told by Plutarch. According to him, in 212 BC, when Syracuse fell to the Romans, a soldier found Archimedes drawing circles. The soldier disturbed Archimedes in his activity and the scientist told him : « Do not disturb my circles! ». The Roman soldier is said to have killed Archimedes with a single blow of his sword, offended by the old man's refusal to submit to his authority. The pillar-like jambs are decorated with gilded bronze stars and torches. They rest on square bases.

This fireplace is sold without any fireplace insert nor marble floor but could be made to order (please ask for marble availability).

Price: on request

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