The Pontigny, an 18th century Louis XIV mantel, was originally discovered in a farmhouse in the region of Bourgogne. The original was carved in limestone giving it a beautiful French country appeal. The mantel has curved paneled jambs and a serpentine molded shelf. It features a deeply carved “foliage and scrolls” cartouche 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.