Chers amis de L’Ecole du Bon Goût
Walking into any room for the first or the thousandth time, the eye is naturally drawn immediately to look at the fireplace. It is like meeting a person: you look directly at their face to start with, no matter if it is the first meeting or not.
Therefore the fireplace has a lasting impact on the decor and experience of any room which is usually greater than any single piece of furniture or art work in the room.
In my opinion each room of any consequence demands a fireplace even if it is installed without the possibility of using it for a wood burning fire.
In the recent July shipment there were some great fireplace mantles in both marble and wood.
See below photos of mantles in finished installations, as well as those that recently sold, along with a selection of some of the mantles currently available.
Plan a visit in person or visit the website at www.auvieuxparisantiques.com to see fireplace mantles as well as an across the board sampling of the antiques available!
Robert E. Smith
Au Vieux Paris Antiques
1040 Henri Penne Rd.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
Classic Régence mantle seen in the “new” decorative arts rooms of the Musee Louvre.
Classic Provencal Louis XV mantle in walnut. (for sale)
Louis XV mantle from Avignon in “King of Prussia” marble.
Directiore mantle in “Blue Turquin” marble with rare detached columns. (for sale)
Classic Louis XVI mantle in “Blue Turquin” marble.
Louis XIV style mantle of “Rouge de Rance” marble of a particularly nice color and veining. (for sale)
Charles X mantle in Vert Campan marble (Sold)
égence mantle in “Gres de St. Anne” marble with particularly nice veining. (Sold)
Louis XIV style mantle with extreme veining and “boudin moldings” in Arabescato marble. (sold)
égence mantle in “Rouge de Rance” marble surrounded by reused Régence boiserie and Parquet de Versailles flooring. All sourced from Au Vieux Paris Antiques.