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FORMAL
The Tourvel original Antique Reproduction mantel.
For two decades this year, François & Co. has upheld its
absolute pledge to meticulous craftsmanship and timeless
design. Every material, every sculptural element in our
carefully-curated collection is something we have fallen
in love with. Let this booklet serve as your introduction to
the François & Co. product line—a ‘distilled version of
our product offerings.
Thierry François
founder
/
principal
TAKING INSPIRATION FROM THE DRAWING
ROOMS AND SALONS OF PARIS, LONDON,
OR ROME IN THE
18
TH
AND 19
TH
CENTURIES,
FORMAL STYLE IS A PORTAL TO A MORE
ROMANTIC ER A.
The décor may be grand or intimate, opulent or austere,
but it is always refined, elegant and charming. It’s founded
on harmonious classical proportions, pleasing sinuous lines,
and delicate, finely-detailed ornamentation. Naturally,
the vintage and the antique take pride of place. Although
traditional, there is room to express one’s personality
through carefully chosen treasured objects. And, of course,
the focal point of any room is a classic mantel.
This era in decorative arts is characterized by superb
craftsmanship, which drew on the fine arts of painting
and sculpture. Rococo and Baroque came to prominence
during this period. The style is lavish, opulent, and highly
ornamental, yet also playful.
URBAN
/
ESTATE
FORMAL
COLLECTION
the
french
p. 04
italian
p. 36
english
p. 62
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
FRENCH FORMAL
a lifestyle
05
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
WHEN WE THINK OF ‘FRENCH FORMAL STYLE’, WE
THINK OF THE GRANDEUR OF LOUIS XIV THROUGH
LOUIS XVI, THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES AND THE
GRAND MAISONS OF PARIS
a style considered the
height of elegance and refinement, which enchants us to this
day. Furniture and architectural elements made liberal use of
exotic woods, marble, and gilt. Architecture employed fluid,
asymmetrical lines and graceful curves, accented with light
colors and intricately delicate, yet complex patterns. In keeping
with this sensibility, French Formal interior décor tends toward
ornate furniture, ornamental mirrors, tapestries, wall paintings,
decorative friezes and plasterwork.
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french formal
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the
BUSSET
The sleek lines of this mantel are typical of
Louis XVI style. The straight jambs are topped
with rosettes. The entablature features a motif of
volute waves running across a set of symmetrically
unfolding pomegranates.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
61" 50
½
" 45
¼
"
INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Origine
Le Style
Louis
X VI
Bourgogne
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Origine
Le Style
Louis
X VI
Charente
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
MOSELLE
The entablature of this classic Louis XVI style
mantel is delicately decorated with fluting
and a paneled tablet at its center. Two elegant
rosettes rest on straight jambs featuring a set
of stopped flutes or cabled fluting.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
63
¾
" 52
¼
" 45
⁄
"
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the
MUSE
A beautifully executed piece featuring classic
stop fluted jambs surmounted by square paterae.
The frieze is decorated with an exquisitely carved
centerpiece bearing musical instruments. The
original was discovered buried in the basement
of a Paris antique dealer.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
60
⁄
" 50" 43
¼
"
13
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Origine
Le Style
Louis
XVI
Paris
14
ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
15
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
French Formal
the
MONT RICHARD
Typical of the reign of Louis XV, this mantel features
a classic bolection molding profile. Its simple
uncluttered lines combined with generous curves
makes this mantelpiece compatible with classic or
contemporary interiors. The Mont Richard also has
optional cornice shelves typically seen in bolection
style mantel combinations.
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
M
S
L
L
60"
66"
70"
43
¼
"
49
¼
"
53
¼
"
48"
48"
56"
74
½
" 57
¾
" 56"
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Origine
Le Style
Louis
XIV
Paris
17
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
The Mont Richard
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J.Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN
Smith Boyd Interiors
PROFILE 1:
optional shelves
PROFILE 1: PROFILE 2:
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A
B
C
the
CAPRI
A striking design of elegant architectural
form, the Capri incorporates a corniced
shelf and bolection moulding.
French Formal
C
B
A
M
S
L
58
½
"
64
½
"
70
½
"
40"
46"
52"
55
¾
"
55
¾
"
59
¾
"
NOTE
:
Also Available without Mantel Base.
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
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the
JOSEPHINE
This classic Louis XVI mantel features two fluted
half columns as jambs. They are crowned by
capitals with carved acanthus leaves. The frieze is
sculpted with a quiver, a bow and laurel branches.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
65
⁄
" 46
⁄
"
4
1
⁄
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Origine
Le Style
Louis
XVI
Lyon
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erika George Dines
INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
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The Perigord Antique Reproduction featured in Scagliola Stone™
SCAGLIOLA
stone
...
discover
FRANÇOIS & CO.
23
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
By extracting the essence of
the Scagliola technique, an
original process of forming
hand-crafted limestone and
marble, Scagliola Stone™
has the look of natural,
hand-cut stone. Using an
intricate, artisanal approach,
this one-of-a-kind “cross-
batch” technique provides
the antique character found
in each piece. Various stains
and colorings add the charm
of age and texture resulting
in the finest of handmade
stone available.
Thierry François
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Origine
Le Style
Louis
XIV
Bourgogne
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR CREDIT
Melanie Turner Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
PERIGORD
This is a beautifully ornate reproduction of a rare
Régence period mantel, circa 1720. The frieze is
finely carved with a flourishing central motif of
flowers and foliage. The top and bottom of the
jambs are also adorned with fine foliage carvings.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
67
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" 52
⁄
" 43
⁄
"
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the
ESTEREL
The curved and paneled jambs of the Esterel
support a serpentine shaped shelf decorated
with a carved floral motif in the center. Pastoral
themes like these were very popular during the
18th century.
French Formal
A
B
C
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
53
¼
" 43
¾
" 45"
Origine
Le Style
Louis
XV
Bordeaux
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INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
the
LOUIS
A Classic Louis XV style mantel with generous
curves. The paneled legs with acanthus leaves on
the bases rise up to end on consoles decorated with
scroll and leaf motifs. The frieze features a beautiful
carved inverted shell with foliage at its center.
French Formal
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
C
B
A
M
S
AR
56
¼
"
73
½
"
73
½
"
40
¼
"
52
½
"
52
½
"
43
¼
"
44
¼
"
53
⁄
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Origine
Le Style
Louis
XV
Paris
Origine
Le Style
Régence
Bordeaux
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
MADELEINE
The Régence style ornamentation is present
throughout this mantel, such as the richly
detailed shell in the center of the moulded
serpentine frieze and the scrolls sculpted in
low-relief on each jamb resting on endblocks.
French Formal
C
B
A
S
65
½
" 47
⁄
" 44
¾
"
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
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the
MANDELIEU
The Mandelieu is a French Régence mantel with
elegant contours highlighted by boudin moldings
running along the jambs and hearth opening. It
has an unusual central carving of an inverted shell
and foliage on the frieze. It is featured here with a
Louis XIV detailed overmantel.
French Formal
C
B
A
S
65
½
" 51
½
" 46
¼
"
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Thomas Watkins
Origine
Le Style
Régence
Lorraine
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the
CLEMENTE
The city of Poitiers in the region of Poitou-Charentes,
France, was the home of the Clemente mantel. Circa
1750, it is a beautiful example of a classic Louis XV
style mantel. Its curved lines and thin, delicate jambs
make it a rare piece. The Clemente features curved
paneled legs and a serpentine molded shelf with a
delicate shell carving at its center.
French Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
65" 54
⁄
" 48
⁄
"
Origine
Le Style
Louis
XV
Poitiers
INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler
Interiors
ITALIAN
formal
ITALIAN FORMAL STYLE COMES FROM ITS
VENERABLE AND CHARMING PALAZZOS
where exquisite craftsmanship is a hallmark.
The Italian’s love of beauty and art is evident
everywhere, from captivating trompe-l’œil wall
paintings and ceiling frescoes to elaborate stucco
friezes and classical mosaics reminiscent of the
Renaissance. Italian style may have religious imag-
ery and themes, steeped as it is in the history of the
Catholic Church. Yet its elegance may be leavened
by whimsy, grand proportions and intricate details
expressed with exuberance
.
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ITALIAN FORMAL
a lifestyle
39
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
RICH IN HISTORY, ‘ITALIAN FORMAL STYLE’ IS DOTTED
WITH ROMANTIC TERRA COTTA TILE, STONE VILLAS
AND PAL A ZZOS
some of which date back to the days of
the Roman Empire. ‘Italian Formal style’ exudes a deeply
appealing warmth, a timeless aesthetic which never fails
to enchant.
With prominent stone fireplaces as focal points; the villas
are intended to last generations. Decorative elements include
hand-troweled plaster walls and its soft reddish limestone,
‘rosso ammonitico’, that gives ancient Italian villas their
sun-burnished rosy glow. Ceiling architecture is often embel-
lished with tiled barrel-ceilings, or massive timber beams,
with stucco accents.
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italian formal
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the
RENAISSANCE
Classically proportioned, this robust mantel is a
typical Renaissance piece. The sturdy pilasters
curve up into scrolled capitals and support
an elegant entablature bearing at its center a
rectangular tablet. A succession of recessed and
protruding mouldings give a strong architectural
relief to this mantel.
Italian Formal
A
B
C
C
B
A
M
S
L
72"
78"
96
¼
"
44
¼
"
50
¼
"
61"
57"
57"
76"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Thomas Watkins
INTERIOR DESIGN
Robert Brown Interiors
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the
CHEVALIER
The Chevalier Mantel, a 13th century original, boasts
an extraordinary stature and history. The mantel’s
heavily sculpted legs rise up to two corbels decorated
with gargoyle figures which support a shelf enhanced
with blazons. The blazon on the right bears a lion and
on the left an eagle. The central motif is carved in
the shape of an “oriflamme” or medieval banner with
pointed streamers.
Italian Formal
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
69
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" 50
⁄
" 71
¼
"
Origine
Le Style
Renaissance
Vendée
46
ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erica George Dines
INTERIOR DESIGN
Lindsey Coral Harper, LCH Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
The Chevalier Antique Reproduction hearthside mantel detail.
Each and every one of the François & Co.
Period Reproduction pieces is born from the
original antique
The Masterpiece. We
scrupulously follow the molding techniques
and the exacting processes used by museums
to capture and preserve the integrity of
masterworks of all kinds.
—Thierry François
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the
CHÂTEAUROU X
The Châteauroux is an elegant fireplace mantel
featuring an arched opening and pretty foliate
carvings. It can be further embellished with our
optional lion’s head or keystone design.
Italian Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
S
L
70
⁄
"
82
¾
"
97"
48"
48"
61
¼
"
60"
65
½
"
76"
NOTE
(
PAGE RIGHT
)
:
Also available without Foliate Detail,
Lions Head and Mantel Base.
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Mali Azima
INTERIOR DESIGN
K Kong Designs
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The Château, Walls, Casings and Columns featured in Scagliola Stone™
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Italian Formal
the
CHÂTEAU
Italian Renaissance inspired, the Château
features a stepped shelf edged with an
Egg-and-dart moulding and fluted borders.
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
S
L
65"
71"
74
½
"
41
½
"
47
½
"
51"
61"
61"
61"
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT
Melanie Turner Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
VALENZA
The Valenza is an elegant and sophisticated
mantel featuring an intricate frieze with fleur-
de-lys carvings and elaborately scrolled corbels.
Italian Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
68
½
" 36" 53
½
"
54
ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
ARCHITECTURE
Pak-Heydt & Associates
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
BELLUCCI
The Bellucci exudes Mediterranean charm with its
gracefully executed classical details. The cornice
is trimmed with a delicate carved leaf frieze and
a regal cartouche set in the crown. Four scrolled
corbels support the impressive shelf, balancing the
proportions of this majestic piece.
Italian Formal
C
B
A
L
104" 48" 71
½
"
A
C
B
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the
VALENTINE
This magnificent fireplace of Neo-Renaissance
style features a very elaborate decoration
carved in low relief. The entablature features
an allegorical scene of antique aspiration.
Italian Formal
A
B
C
C
B
A
M
65
⁄
" 46
⁄
" 54
½
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erica George Dines
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
BORDEAUX
The Bordeaux is a refined mantelpiece
featuring an arched opening supported
by a pair of clean, smooth columns. This
mantel comes in two sizes and we offer an
optional fleur-de-lys carving to ornament
the façade.
Italian Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
S
L
70"
80
½
"
96"
44
½
"
54
¾
"
65
¼
"
58
½
"
58
¼
"
67"
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the
VILLENEUVE
An imposing, elegant mantel that boldly frames
a fireplace, the Villeneuve features a cleanly-
sculpted breast supported by a pair of scrolled
foliate corbels.
Italian Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
S
L
64
½
"
70
½
"
76
½
"
40"
46"
52"
59
⁄
"
59
⁄
"
65
⁄
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
The Villenueve featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine, July 2015
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN
Carol Weaks Interiors
ENGLISH
formal
ENGLISH FORMAL STYLE ELICITS ORNATE
ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS AND FLUID
GRANDEUR
high ceilings, tall windows, elaborate
wall treatments lined with intricate wall paper and
highly polished wood panels or trompe l’œil. Formal
Style interior décor is often distinguished by features
such as glistening mirrors, luxurious fabrics, and
sparkling crystal chandeliers. Color can be bright with
chintz florals being especially prominent, tamed with
stripes, gingham’s and plaids and accented with tassels,
fringe and trim.
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ENGLISH FORMAL
a lifestyle
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
ENGLISH FORMAL STYLE ENCOMPASSES THE GRACE,
RESTRAINED ELEGANCE, AND REFINEMENT OF THE
GEORGIANS, AS WELL AS THE LUXURIOUS ABUNDANCE
OF THE VICTORIANS.
Rich dark colors abound—the red brick
of a Victorian brownstone, the deep burgundy of heavy velvet
drapes, the variegated reds of textured, patterned wallpaper.
Rooms might be filled with mementos and collections, busts,
framed paintings, and prints. The Victorians were also known
for their intricate patterns—stripes, florals, geometric patterns,
damasks, wallpapers, luxurious fabrics and rugs covering every
surface, while the Georgians harked back to classical Roman
architecture for inspiration, often using delicate gilded details
to bring flashes of light and opulence to a room.
The Carlisle featured in Scagliola Stone™ Cesarino Marble.
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english formal
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INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
KENDLESTON
A simple and elegant mantel piece with a
breakfront shelf and inner moldings running
along the hearth opening. A strong architectural
piece that will complement a variety of decors.
English Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
L
M
71
⁄
"
77
⁄
"
42"
48"
56"
56"
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the
CARLISLE
An exceptional fireplace mantel featuring a
bolection molding profile. The Carlisle features
an unadorned center tablet accenting the shelf
with scrolled ornaments flanking on each side.
English Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
63" 47
¾
" 68"
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erica George Dines
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT
Essary & Murphy
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
KELMSCOTT
Bold lines and details make the Kelmscott an
impressive mantel with traditional flair. The
stepped-out design of the side volutes support
a shelf featuring a unique reeded carved pattern.
English Formal
A
C
B
C
B
A
L
80" 48" 56"
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the
LAUCETON
The frieze of this decorative English fireplace
mantel features a rich foliage carving and is
flanked with round square paterae. Inverted
scrolls on the side of the legs are decorated
with vase and foliage motifs as they sweep
down to the plinths.
English Formal
A
B
C
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
80
⁄
" 48" 56
½
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Bruce Buck
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the
HERONDEN
The Heronden is a very detailed English mantel
with a dentil cornice and delicately carved frieze.
The center tablet features a vase surrounded
with swag and foliage motifs. The legs are
ornamented with carved bellflowers tied with
ribbons and surmounted by end-blockings with
Athenian urn enrichments.
English Formal
A
B
C
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
68
¾
" 42" 56
⁄
"
77
HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily J. Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN CREDIT
Jennifer Healey Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
English Formal
the
WOMERSLEY
A fine English fireplace mantel featuring an
allegorical scene of a woman playing the lyre.
Fluting is featured on the jambs and frieze. The
jambs are also embellished with carved round
paterae and are surmounted by end-blockings
decorated with carved urns.
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
77
¾
" 48" 55"
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