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GOTHIC
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The Bourgogne
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
GOTHIC
COLLECTION
the
PROVINCIAL
/
URBAN
GOTHIC DESIGN BRINGS TO MIND THE IMPOSING
FACADE OF NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS—
Great stone monuments to God, that reach for the heavens and
tower over the surrounding town. Airy vaulted arches, flying
buttresses, and vast stained-glass windows depicting detailed
religious scenes are some typical features. ‘Gothic style’ is redolent
of luxury and opulence, conjuring romance and power.
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
GOTHIC STYLE
an air of mystery
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE EMERGED IN NORTHERN
FRANCE AROUND
1100 AND FLOURISHED IN
EUROPE THROUGHOUT THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD.
First applied to important churches, fine examples of Gothic
architecture can be found among the great cathedrals and
abbeys of Europe, including Notre Dame de Paris. Majestic
dimensions characterized the architecture with ample light,
and soaring heights. In their day, these cathedrals would have
been the tallest buildings most had ever seen, proclaiming
the power of the religious institutions they represented. Over
time, the ‘Gothic style’ of architecture filtered down to smaller
churches and secular structures. Gradually the style fell out
of favor by the 16th Century—until it was enthusiastically
embraced by a 19th Century Victorian Neo-Gothic revival.
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gothic
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
PHOTOGRAPHY
Susan Gilmore
BUILDER
Lake Country Builders
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
Gothic
the
MASSALIA
The Massalia is a substantial neo-Gothic
mantelpiece featuring an ornate, decorative
frieze with five stylized quatrefoils over a
vaulted opening. The castellated shelf is also
reminiscent of medieval architecture.
A
C
B
C
B
A
L
M
77
½
"
88
"
46
½
"
46
½
"
70"
70"
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the
BEAUCHAMPS
A Gothic mantelpiece of exceptional
refinement, the Beauchamps features an
elegant design that highlights its carefully
calculated architectural proportions.
Gothic
A
B
C
C
B
A
M
S
L
59
½
"
65
½"
71
½"
42"
48
"
54
"
50
½
"
56
½
"
52
½
"
NOTE
:
Shelf Optional. Adjusted height to
include Shelf.
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Raeford Dwyer
INTERIOR DESIGN
Anne Chessin Design
The Beauchamps featured on Front Cover.
the
PUGIN
The Pugin is a beautifully rendered Gothic
mantelpiece with a deeply carved, graceful
motif and a vaulted opening. This mantel
is available with a choice of two bas-relief
designs and an optional shelf.
Gothic
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
A
C
B
C
B
A
M
S
L
61
½
"
67
½
"
72
"
42
"
48
"
47
"
48
"
50
"
62
"
NOTE
:
Ornate Foliage Carvings Optional.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erica George Dines
INTERIOR DESIGN
Joel Kelly Design
SCAGLIOL A
stone
...
discover
FRANÇOIS & CO.
The Massalia Hearthside Mantel detail featured in Scagliola Stone™
By extracting the essence of the Scagliola technique, an
original process of forming hand-crafted limestone and
marble, our 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
PHOTOGRAPHY
Emily Followill
INTERIOR DESIGN
Melanie Turner Interiors
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
EDWIN
A fine example of a Gothic
/
Tudor fireplace
featuring a low pointed arch opening beneath
finely carved spandrels inset with carved florals
and an oak leaf detail.
Gothic
C
B
A
C
B
A
S
76
"
52
½
"
49
¼
"
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
the
BOURGOGNE
A stunning reproduction of an early 17th century
Gothic mantel. Acquired from an antique dealer in
France, the original is one-of-a-kind. The Bourgogne
features richly detailed carvings with crisp Gothic
ornamentations. The frieze is entirely covered with
a very high-relief sculpture (linen folds). A central
cartouche presents a shield carved with a decorative
“Fleur-de-Lys” symbol.
Gothic
C
B
A
AR
M
73
"
92
¾
"
49
½
"
61
⁄
"
61
"
78
⁄
"
A
C
B
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
Origine
Le Style
Gothic
Bourgogne
PHOTOGRAPHY
Colleen Duffley
INTERIOR DESIGN
Susan Bohlert Smith
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the
NOTRE DAME
The neo-Gothic Notre Dame features an
arched lintel supported by a set of columns.
The frieze is richly decorated with carved
motifs inspired by Gothic tracery.
Gothic
A
B
C
C
B
A
L
M
XL
81
½
"
92
½
"
123
"
51
"
50
¾
"
81
¼
"
70
"
72
"
72
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Margot Hartford
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
LA ROCHELLE
This 17th century reproduction of a one-of-a-kind Gothic
mantel features a richly decorated high relief frieze that
rests on powerful jambs made of bundled columns. The
elaborate and intricate carvings include a pair of dragons
that guard the central crest. A unique mantelpiece
where the integrity of the original artist’s work remains
astonishingly pristine. The execution of this masterpiece
will have special appeal for the connoisseur.
Gothic
A
B
C
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
C
B
A
S
87
¾
"
46
"
74
⁄"
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
The Bourgogne original Antique Reproduction.
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the
LILY MARIE
The Lily Marie, a petite Gothic mantel, is a
charming piece detailed with an intricate
floral carving and a decreasing progression
of smooth arches.
Gothic
A
B
C
C
B
A
M
69
½
"
40
"
54
¾
"
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
PHOTOGRAPHY
IBI Designs:
Edward Butera
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the
VICTORIA
The Victoria is richly decorated with carved motifs
reminiscent of Gothic architecture. The jambs are
adorned with delicate bas-reliefs, while the arched
opening is framed by two spandrels featuring
quatrefoil motifs.
Gothic
A
B
C
C
B
A
S
76
½
"
48
"
70
⁄"
antique reproduction seal
Genuine Impression
of the Original
The Victoria featured in Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles magazine, Feb 2016
PHOTOGRAPHY
Erica George Dines
INTERIOR DESIGN
Carol Weaks Interiors
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ARCHITECTURALS COLLECTION
The Flixton mantel featured with an embellished Grapevine Frieze.
INTERIOR DESIGN
Suzanne Kasler Interiors
BUILDER
Phillip Clark Custom Builders
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HEARTHSIDE MANTELS
the
FLIXTON
The Flixton is a Tudor-style fireplace mantel with
a characteristic arched opening, recessed spandrels,
plain jambs and beveled inside edge. The front of
the frieze is embellished with a grapevine design.
Gothic
A
B
C
NOTE
(
RIGHT
)
:
Also Available without Grapevine
Frieze Detail.
C
B
A
M
S
L
65
"
72
"
77
"
40
⁄
"
48
"
52
⁄
"
48
½
"
52
"
55
½
"
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