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Early 19th century Louis XVI mantel. This piece, originally carved in grey marble, was rescued from a dilapidated Paris townhouse. The reproduction has been impeccably executed with its “tablette en ressaut” (bas relief panel) featuring a carved oval sunflower in its center. The fluted and reeded halfmoon legs are surmounted by square carved paterae.


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    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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  • HAND CARVED - Francois & Co. HAND CARVED

    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.