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.
Learn more about Scagliola Stone here.