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.
By extracting the essence of the Scagliola technique, Thierry François created an original process by which all forms of hand-crafted limestone — including marbles — have the look of natural, hand-cut stone. This extraordinary stone inlay and “cross batch” technique is one-of-a-kind.
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All of our stonework designs can also be hand-carved to order from the finest hand-picked French limestone and Italian marble. Whether your project requires blocks cut-to-size, or hand-carved, we insist on strict pre-selection criteria for our slabs and blocks. Our mantles are also available hand-carved from the very best French limestone or Italian marble. These wonderful reproductions are mirror images of the original antiques.