One of the sculptors who played a major role in the development of realism in the second half of the 19th century was Aime Jules Dalou (1838-1902). This mantel was developed in homage to the French sculptor. Several exceptional sculptures by Dalou can still be seen in the Paris area. From bottom to top, this is a tour de force of world-class sculpting. A slightly narrower and less embellished version of the Grand Dalou. This mantel has a large-scale firebox opening. Acanthus leaf and egg-and-dart embellish the frieze and lid, which are visually supported by acanthus-adorned corbelled pilasters replacing the Pan figures of the Grand Dalou.

View the PDF Drawing to see the Dalou mantel with secondary pediment and large overmantel, which is highly configurable. Choice of herms or corbels on pilasters. 

Optional additions (as seen in photos) include extended sides Grand Dalou mantel version, lions, decorated frieze, secondary pediment side corbels, putti, and cartouche upon request. 

DIMENSIONS: W 92″ x H 180″; FIREBOX: W 60″ x H 54 1/2″

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