18th century French limestone fireplace, Parisienne model
18th century French limestone Louis XIV mantelpiece, with beautiful carved shell ornament.
So-called Parisienne model because this is a model that stood on the floors of beautiful mansions in French cities.
This fireplace surround is therefore not made of 3 solid blocks, as in the countryside, but of limestone slabs to save weight.
Useful in this day and age because the fireplace allows easy installation with a closed system and glass plate due to the straight legs and hollow interior.
Dimensions: h 103 x w 147 x d 32 cm
Opening: h 82 – 85 x w 115 cm
restoration: newer sides and top left restored (see photo)