GRAND ROCOCO MANTEL – OVERMANTEL
This Louis XV Rococo piece is extraordinarily dimensional with crisp, precise detailing. Acanthus and tendril leaves flow serenely from the central cartouche on the frieze area, crowned with a heavy serpentine shelf. Typical shell motifs combine with bluebells, reeds, and acanthus to overlay the deep curvaceous pilaster profiling. The overmantel is crowned with a central ovum cartouche detail surrounded by acanthus and hanging swags. Absolutely grand in scale, this mantelpiece is well proportioned even at overall heights considerably greater than the twelve feet shown.
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