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White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
Located in Udenhout, NL
Beautiful fireplace to place around the chimney.
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Antique Late 19th Century Dutch Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

  • White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
H 46.07 in. W 56.7 in. D 18.9 in.
French 19th Century Ormolu White Marble Mantel Clock
Located in Rome, IT
Delicious French white marble ormolu mantel clock resting on four turned feet supporting an oval marble base with raised garland decoration. Two gracious cherubs are seated upon the ...
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Antique 1860s French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Ormolu White Marble Mantel Clock
Located in Rome, IT
Delicious French white marble ormolu mantel clock resting on four turned feet supporting an oval marble base with raised garland decoration. Two gracious cherubs are seated upon the ...
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Antique 1860s French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century White Statuary Marble Antique Fireplace Mantel
Located in Beervelde, BE
This is an phenomenal Rococo fireplace surround in white statuary marble. Very exceptional see the images. A real state of the art mantel in perfect condition. Measures: 161 cm EW ...
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Antique 19th Century French Rococo Revival Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

French Late 19th Century White Marble Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
A late 19th century Louis XVI style fireplace in white marble, with delicately tapering and fluted fully disengaged columns terminating in Acanthus leaf, and capped with egg and dart...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

19th Century Louis XVI-Styl Ormolu and White Marble Mantel Clock
By Étienne Maurice Falconet
Located in New York, NY
A Fine Louis XVI-Style Gilt Bronze and White Marble Mantel Clock After a model by Étienne-Maurice Falconet The urn-form pendule à cercles tournants supported by a fluted marble col...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

Mantel Fireplace in White Carrara Marble, 19th Century Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient fireplace mantle in white Carrara marble, richly carved with maritime symbols such as tritons and medusa, coming from the maritime area of liguria in italy, built and sculpte...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

Antique White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
Located in Udenhout, NL
Beautiful antique marble fireplace mantel from the 19th century. To place in front of the chimney. Recuperated from a mansion near Paris, France.
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Antique 1870s French Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

  • Antique White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • Antique White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • Antique White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
  • Antique White Marble Fireplace Mantel, 19th Century
H 38.59 in. W 39.77 in. D 13.78 in.
Italian 19th Century White Carrera and Verde Alpi Cesana Marble Mantel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive and large scale Italian 19th century white Carrara and Verde Alpi Cesana marble fireplace mantel. The mantel is raised by elegant jambs with mottled feet and most decor...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

Louis XVI Style 19th Century Ormolu-Mounted White Marble Obelisk Mantel Clock
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A French white marble mantel clock of obelisk form with ormolu decorations in Louis XVI style. The enamel dial with Arabic numerals and pierced gilt hands is enclosed in a white marb...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Statuary White and Sienna Marble Neoclassical Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
An elegant antique chimneypiece in Statuary White marble, and inlaid Convent Sienna. The jambs having delicately carved panels of ribbon tied bell drops, scrolls, foliage and oval Pa...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Siena Marble, Statuary Marble

Pair of 19th Century English Veined White Marble Fireplace Mantels
Located in London, GB
A large pair of fireplaces from the mid-19th century in veined white marble, simply designed and typical of that period, however in very high quality marble. One as usual slightly sm...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

19th Century Statuary White Marble and Scagliola Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
An Irish 19th century highly decorative and very well executed fireplace in Italian Statuary white marble with red and black Etruscan style Scagliola inlaid jamb panels and frieze. ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Irish Neoclassical Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

Louis XV Style 19th-20th Century Figural Gilt Bronze White Marble Mantel Clock
By Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A very fine and important palatial Louis XV style 19th-20th century figural gilt bronze white marble mantel clock with figures of cherubs, the enamel dial with Arabic numerals and fo...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Fine French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Carved White Marble Fireplace Mantel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Fine French 19th century Louis XVI style carved white marble fireplace mantel surround. The apron with carvings of musical instruments and allegorical to abundance with fruits and ri...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

19th Century French Ormolu and White Marble Winged Cherub Clock
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Quality French Ormolu and White Marble Winged Cherub Clock. Date: 19th century Origin: French Dimension: 25 1/2 in. high, 23 in. wide, 10 1/2 in. deep
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Mantel of White Carrara Marble in Style of Louis XV from the 19th Century
Located in Made, NL
A beautiful antique fireplace in Carrara marble from the 19th century including a plateau of the same marble. This beautifully decorated chimney is in Louis XV style and features 'tr...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

19th Century Empire Style Ormolu and White Marble Lyre Clock
Located in New York, NY
A Luxurious 19th century Empire style ormolu and white marble lyre clock garniture. Known as a lyre clock for its graceful shape, this elegant piece is crafted with white marble and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

French White Marble Clock Retailed by Tiffany, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Remarkable 19th century French Louis XVI style ormolu mounted white marble clock with love birds. Retailed by Tiffany. The clock is surmounted with two kissing love birds among ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu, Enamel

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. White Carrara Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite French 19th century Louis XVI st. white Carrara marble and ormolu clock. The clock is raised by ormolu topie shaped supports below a marble base with ormolu scrolling fo...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

French Early 19th Century Ormolu and White Carrara Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive French early 19th century ormolu and white Carrara marble clock. The clock is raised by elegant scrolled foliate supports with dolphin heads. The rectangular white Carr...
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Antique 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Louis XVI White Marble Mantle
Located in Dallas, TX
This beautiful marble mantle originates from France, circa 1880. Firebox H: 32" W:34.25"
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Antique Late 19th Century French Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

  • 19th Century Louis XVI White Marble Mantle
  • 19th Century Louis XVI White Marble Mantle
  • 19th Century Louis XVI White Marble Mantle
  • 19th Century Louis XVI White Marble Mantle
H 43.5 in. W 55.25 in. D 12 in.
Early 19th Century Statuary White Marble Fireplace
Located in London, GB
An architecturally designed Regency period fireplace in statuary white marble. The pilaster jambs with moulded and stepped capitals, supporting a stepped long frieze with plain centr...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

  • Early 19th Century Statuary White Marble Fireplace
  • Early 19th Century Statuary White Marble Fireplace
  • Early 19th Century Statuary White Marble Fireplace
  • Early 19th Century Statuary White Marble Fireplace
H 46.86 in. W 60.63 in. D 11.03 in.
19th Century Rich Sculpted Louis XVI White Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantel
Located in Southall, GB
A rich and beautiful 19th century antique French sculpted Louis XVI white Carrara marble fireplace mantel. Hand carved with a serpentine shelf with, detailed frieze which is powerful...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Fireplaces and Mantels

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Maple

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. White Carrara Marble Garniture Clock Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An impressive French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu mounted on white Carrara marble clock Garniture set. The three piece set includes a pair of two arm candelabras ormolu mounted ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. White Carrara Marble and Ormolu Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exquisite French early 19th century Louis XVI st. white Carrara marble and ormolu mounted clock. Raised on ormolu supports the rectangular marble base with beaded trim and Clodion...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

French White Marble and Ormolu Pillar Mantel Clock
Located in Norwich, GB
French ormolu and white marble pillar clock with ormolu mounts surmounted by an ornate finial with and standing on four gilded bun feet. The four pillars have fine ormolu mounts ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Ormolu

Antique White Statuary Marble Mantel
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A compact fire surround with full column supports, constructed from white statuary marble. Additional dimensions: Opening height 79 cm Opening width 74.5 cm Width between...
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Antique 19th Century Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

  • Antique White Statuary Marble Mantel
  • Antique White Statuary Marble Mantel
  • Antique White Statuary Marble Mantel
  • Antique White Statuary Marble Mantel
H 41.54 in. W 45.67 in. D 9.06 in.
Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted White Marble Mantle Clock by Charpentier
By Charpentier et Cie
Located in New York, NY
A fantastic quality late 19th century gilt bronze mounted white marble mantle clock. By Charpentier & Compagnie. An urn with laurel leaves above a tied bow, the sides with swag...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu and White Carrara Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An elegant French 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and white Carrara marble clock. The clock is raised by fine circular ormolu supports below the demi lune shaped white Carrara marb...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Neo-Classical St. Ormolu and White Carrara Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and high quality French 19th century Neo-Classical st. ormolu and white Carrara marble clock. The clock is raised by fine circular mottled ormolu feet below the solid whit...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Victorian Baroque White Carrara Marble Chimneypiece
Located in Manchester, GB
Large and impressive restored early Victorian antique Carrara white marble fire surround in the Baroque manner. Measures: Shelf width 77" / 1955mm. Overall height 52" / 1320mm. ...
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Antique 19th Century English Baroque Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Important White Marble and Golden Bronze Mantel Set
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Important white marble and golden bronze mantel set, Napoleon III period, 19th century. Measures: Clock H 57 cm, W 25 cm, D 20 cm Candelabra H 62 cm, W 22 cm, D 22 cm.
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Antique 19th Century European Napoleon III Mantel Clocks

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Marble, Bronze

Antique White Carrara Marble Fireplace, Carved Caryatids, 19th Century Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Ancient fireplace, in precious white Carrara marble, built in the 19th century, richly carved with Caryatids and floral motifs, from Piedmont (Italy), measuring cm W 160 x H 120 x T ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Louis XV White Carrara Marble Mantle Fireplace, 19th Century
Located in Rome, IT
Large French Louis XV style mantle fireplace in white Carrara marble, 19th century. Refined and sinuous shapes and overall very minimalist, this elegant antique Louis XV style firep...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Antique Fireplace Mantle in White Carrara Marble, 19th Century France
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique fireplace mantle in white Carrara marble, first half of the 19th century, from France, elegantly sculpted by hand, has a geometric shape that adapts well to both classic and ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Tuscan Fireplace in Carrara White Marble Late 19th Century
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Tuscan fireplace in Carrara white marble Late 19th century Measures: Height 140 cm Width 142 cm Depth 25 cm Chimney base (length x width x thickness) 142 x 25 x 11 cm Fire mo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

White Marble Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
Located in Haarlem, Noord-Holland
Antique Louis XV fireplace mantel in Carrara white marble Beautiful antique Louis XV fireplace mantel. Very fine carved 19th century Louis XV mantelpiece from Paris. Beautiful d...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble, Carrara Marble

  • White Marble Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
  • White Marble Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
  • White Marble Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
  • White Marble Louis XV Fireplace Mantel
H 16.15 in. W 45.08 in. D 43.12 in.
English Regency Marble Fireplace Mantel in White Marble
Located in London, GB
An English white marble fireplace in the Regency style. The panelled jambs with bowed reeding to returns and carved wreath with tied ribbons. The panelled frieze surmounted by reeded...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

French Figural Gilt Bronze, Patinated Bronze, White Marble 19th Century Clock
Located in Houston, TX
Large scale mantel or tabletop clock in the neoclassic style of a woman reclining and a Child with a book. The woman is holding a foliate wreath and looking downward toward The chi...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Mantel Clocks

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Bronze

Period Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel
Located in London, GB
A large, period Regency statuary marble fireplace. The reeded jambs surmounted carved wreaths, tied by ribbons. The reeded frieze with carved central plaque featuring basket of fruit...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

  • Period Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel
  • Period Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel
  • Period Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel
  • Period Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel
H 48.25 in. W 73 in. D 10 in.
Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel Piece
Located in London, GB
An exceptionally carved late Regency Statuary marble fireplace. The arched frieze with carved cartouche to centre flanked by scrolled foliage and particularly beautiful carved leafwo...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

  • Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel Piece
  • Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel Piece
  • Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel Piece
  • Regency Statuary White Marble Mantel Piece
H 52 in. W 80.25 in. D 11 in.
19th Century George IV Statuary White Marble Fireplace Surround
Located in Manchester, GB
Restored antique George IV statuary white marble fireplace surround with finely carved decoration of ribbons and flowers to the legs, frieze and capitals, circa 1820. Measures: Sh...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Neoclassical Revival Fireplaces and M...

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Statuary Marble

Antique 19th Century White Carrara Marble French Trois Coquilles Fireplace
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Antique 19th century white Carrara marble French fireplace. Trois Coquilles, the ornaments elaborately carved, the centre cartouche flanked by C-scrolls. Outside dimensions H 106 ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

19th Century White Carter’s and Bordiglio Column and Marble Fireplace
By Carter's and Bordiglio
Located in Southall, GB
A 19th century white Carter’s and Bordiglio column and marble fireplace. The tapered polished columns terminating on a block base, measure: the height 105 cm width 136 cm depth 19.5 ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

French Mid-19th Century, Louis XVI St. Ormolu and White Carrara Marble Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most exquisite French mid 19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu and white Carrara marble clock. The clock is raised by topie shaped ormolu supports, The rectangular marble base is deco...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Ormolu

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Ormolu, White Carrara Marble and Crystal Clock
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A most exquisite French mid-19th century Louis XVI st. ormolu, white Carrara marble and crystal clock. The clock is raised on a moulded oval white Carrara marble base supported by ri...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Crystal, Carrara Marble, Ormolu

Antique 19th Century Victorian Statuary White Marble and Sienna Fireplace
Located in Manchester, GB
Antique 19th century Victorian statuary white marble fireplace surround with Sienna marble fillets and interruptions, circa 1890 Pictured with an associated antique marble fender ...
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Antique 19th Century European Victorian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Antique Fireplace Mantle White Carrara Marble, Richly Carved, 19th Century Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique white carrara marble fireplace, richly carved on all sides with contrasting gray marble feet, very rich and precious, rare to find in these conditions and so particular, mant...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble, Marble

Antique White Marble Mantle Fireplace, Brass Profiles, 19th Century, Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique mantle fireplace in white marble, with brass profiles, hand-built in the late 1800s for a villa in Italy, full Umbertino style, with a pediment carved with a harp and musical...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

19th Century Fine Antique Fireplace Mantle with White Statuary Marble
Located in Beervelde, BE
This exceptional Italian fireplace surround is in white statuary and grey-blue marble. This work of art was found in Venice, Italy. The mantel was crafted in the 19th century. It is ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble

Large Antique French White Marble Rococo Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
A substantial mid 19th century Rococo style fireplace in Italian White marble. A finely carved frieze with central cartouche of a plain medallion having a beaded frame within C scrol...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Rococo Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

Antique Regency Statuary White Marble Fireplace Mantel
Located in London, GB
An elegantly simple English early 19th century statuary white marble fireplace, the plain pilaster jambs adorned with finely carved tied Laurels. A plain frieze, beneath a moulded sh...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

19th C. French Louis XVI White Carrara Marble Garniture Clock Set
Located in Miami, FL
Elegant 19th century French Louis XVI gilt bronze mantel clock and two candelabras in antique white Carrara marble and gilt bronze. The white enamel dial with hands finely worked and...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

Antique White Carrara Marble Fireplace Mantle Complete, 19th Century, Italy
Located in Cuneo, Italy (CN)
Antique fireplace in white Carrara marble, sculpted with a simple geometric shape but of great elegance as it was used at the time, built completely by hand in the mid-19th century f...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Carrara Marble

Rare 19th Century Italian White Marble Original Antique Fireplace Mantle
Located in Beervelde, BE
The fine carving on this original antique fireplace surround is very unique. The marble used is white statuary marble. The purity of it is the same as in statues made in the same ma...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

Carved Early 19th Century Regency Period Chimneypiece in Statuary White Marble
Located in London, GB
An exquisitely carved early 19th century Regency period chimneypiece in statuary white marble. The central tablet carved with a tazza urn, flanked by a reeded frieze and end blocking...
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Antique Early 19th Century European Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble

French Louis XVI-Style White Carrara Marble Portico Clock, Early 19th C.
Located in Houston, TX
Exceptional because it is a beautiful case of Carrara marble with black Fluted columns, with bronze dore eagle crest, framed by urns filled with fruit And flowers, white enamel dia...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Mantel Clocks

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Carrara Marble

Perfect Petite Antique Fireplace Mantel in White Marble
Located in Haarlem, Noord-Holland
Perfect Petite Antique Fireplace Mantel in White Marble. Very exited to offer this unique little gem, perfect proportioned French Louis XVI fireplace mantel in beautiful Carrara w...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Fireplaces and Mantels

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Marble, Carrara Marble

Antique English Fireplace Mantel in Statuary White Marble
Located in London, GB
A quality late 19th century Regency style fireplace, executed in Italian statuary white marble, with Sienna marble inner slips, capitals and mouldings. The jambs having fluted panels...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Fireplaces and Mantels

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Statuary Marble, Siena Marble

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19th Century White Marble Mantel For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the 19th century white marble mantel you’re looking for. Each 19th century white marble mantel for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using stone, marble and carrara marble. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer 19th century white marble mantel, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. Each 19th century white marble mantel bearing Louis XVI, Louis XV or Regency hallmarks is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one 19th century white marble mantel that is appealing in its simplicity, but Vincenti et Cie, Carter's and Bordiglio and François Linke produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a 19th Century White Marble Mantel?

The average selling price for a 19th century white marble mantel at 1stDibs is $10,681, while they’re typically $1,064 on the low end and $415,263 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Fireplaces and Mantels for You

While we likely wouldn’t mourn the invention of home heating and air-conditioning, these innovations did tragically reduce the widespread need for fireplaces and mantels in our living rooms.

Once an essential fixture in all homes, the fireplace, which, along with the chimney, is as old as the Middle Ages, was actually rendered redundant with the advent of the cast-iron heating stove during the 18th century. Victorian-era heating stoves were popular in the common areas of a living space for their capacity to heat as well as for their lack of smoke compared to fireplaces. However, improvements in craftsmanship as well as the Industrial Revolution meant that fireplaces were evolving in form and functionality.

Even as HVAC systems would eventually see to it that fireplaces weren’t a necessity, no mechanically engineered thermal heating and ventilation technology can replicate the feeling of warmth and camaraderie that a flickering fire guarantees. We just love a good fireplace.

“With antique fireplaces, you get heart, soul, character and architecture,” says Tony Ingrao, a Manhattan-based interior designer who purchased an important 16th-century French limestone fireplace for a client’s Greenwich Village townhouse.

Vintage fireplaces and mantels have earned their coveted position as desirable focal points in any room over the course of a staggering evolution in design that has yielded everything from intricately carved works of limestone to sleek works of wood paneling and rolled steel.

As log after log turns into ash, these iconic designs prove their timelessness and value, monetarily and as prized decorative monuments. Whether you seek to simply warm a space or completely transform it, an eye-catching new mantel for your blazing hearth — be it an elegant neoclassical design, a marvelous work of marble in the Louis XV style or an unconventional contemporary variation — is the perfect solution.

Find a collection of antique and vintage fireplaces and mantels on 1stDibs today.

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