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A Louis XV Chimneypiece of Serpentine Line in Campana Green Marble

A Louis XV, William IV revival antique fireplace of Campana Green marble with serpentine shelf. The frieze is decorated with typical Rococo carving of shell shaped cartouches and scrolling foliage, alongside canted jambs. The Campana marble mine was opened in antiquity in the Hautes Pyranese, and was popular with chimneypiece makers in the 18th century. Good examples of chimneypieces of this marble can be seen in the Salon de la Paix, Versailles, however the mine is now closed.

Height 47¾in (121.3cm) width 67⅞in (172.5cm)
Internal height 40in (101.6cm) width 48¾in (123.8cm)
Shelf depth 15in (38.1cm)