This reproduction of a one-of-a-kind, highly decorative Napoleon style mantel, was originally carved circa 1800. It features ornaments borrowed from ancient Rome and Egypt, such as the spectacular female bust carved on both legs. This unique sculpture depicts a woman with a folded tunica around the waist and curly hair piled high around the face as it was typical in Ancient Rome. The bust sits upon a canted and stepped base that has a shape reminiscent of the knotted and plaited false beard worn by Pharaohs in Ancient Egypt.
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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