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Louis XIV, Louis XV & Rococo Fireplaces

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Thornhill Galleries offers an impressive selection of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Rococo antique fireplaces. The French style of the 18th century perfectly encapsulates majesty and opulence. In his reign, Louis XIV sought to make Paris the center for design, and he recruited the most talented artists and artisans of the period to ensure this happened. He made a conscious effort to fund the decorative arts to ensure they represented his own supremacy. Throughout the 18th century, French chimneypieces would have been full of extravagant formality, made less severe by arabesque lines as highlights. Gilt and ormolu would often have been liberally applied to increase splendour and shine. Louis XV and Rococo fireplaces used stylised nature motifs with S and C scrolls to create a sense of movement and intimacy. They focused on the whimsical, the fantastical and the intimacy of smaller social spaces, as the salons of Paris became the centre of social life in France, rather than the opulent courts of Versailles. As such they were influenced ultimately by the aristocracy of Paris, rather than King Louis XV, who unlike his great-grandfather Louis XIV had no direct interest in patronising the decorative arts. For more info on these fireplace styles, please see below.

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  • Stock No. 4286
    + VAT £18,000

    Shelf Width

    1629 mm  |  64 ⅛ in

    Overall Height

    1210 mm  |  47 ⅝ in

    Opening Height

    997 mm  |  39 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1245 mm  |  49  in

    Depth of Shelf

    349 mm  |  13 ¾ in

    Overall Plinths

    1553 mm  |  61 ⅛ in

    Stock No. 4286
     + VAT £18,000

    An impressive Louis XIV style fireplace in Breche Violette marble. The stop fluted and panelled jambs surmounted by arched, panelled frieze. Moulded shelf above. A substantially deep fireplace in an attractive marble. French, 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4265
    + VAT £32,000

    Shelf Width

    1553 mm  |  61 ⅛ in

    Overall Height

    1118 mm  |  44  in

    Opening Height

    921 mm  |  36 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1092 mm  |  43  in

    Depth of Shelf

    410 mm  |  16 ⅛ in

    Overall Plinths

    1511 mm  |  59 ½ in

    Stock No. 4265
     + VAT £32,000

    A very fine French Louis XV style fireplace in Paonazzo marble. The panelled frieze with carved central cartouche, foliage and shells, flanked by rosette paterae. The jambs with scrolls to base, surmounted by stiff acanthus leaves, foliage and shells. Shaped moulded shelf. Good quality Italian marble. Early 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4264
    + VAT £8,950

    Shelf Width

    1559 mm  |  61 ⅜ in

    Overall Height

    1133 mm  |  44 ⅝ in

    Opening Height

    940 mm  |  37  in

    Opening Width

    1184 mm  |  46 ⅝ in

    Depth of Shelf

    311 mm  |  12 ¼ in

    Overall Plinths

    1511 mm  |  59 ½ in

    Stock No. 4264
     + VAT £8,950

    A period transitional Louis XIV/XV French limestone fireplace. The stop fluted jambs with panel above, surmounted by arched frieze with carved shell and foliage to centre. Shaped shelf above. A nice aged patina to stone, but could be restored further if required. With original shaped cast iron ‘contracoeur’ insert. French, 18th century. Opening sizes inside cast iron insert – 690mm wide x 656mm high.

  • Stock No. 4249
    + VAT £18,000

    Shelf Width

    1635 mm  |  64 ⅜ in

    Overall Height

    1105 mm  |  43 ½ in

    Opening Height

    921 mm  |  36 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1295 mm  |  51  in

    Depth of Shelf

    311 mm  |  12 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4249
     + VAT £18,000

    A French Provençale Louis XV style fireplace in Breche Violette marble. The carved, shaped jambs surmounted by panelled frieze with carved cartouche to centre. Moulded shelf above. Good quality Breccia marble.

  • Stock No. 4248
    + VAT £16,000

    Shelf Width

    1540 mm  |  60 ⅝ in

    Overall Height

    1051 mm  |  41 ⅜ in

    Opening Height

    879 mm  |  34 ⅝ in

    Opening Width

    1257 mm  |  49 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    400 mm  |  15 ¾ in

    Stock No. 4248
     + VAT £16,000

    A French stone fireplace in the Louis XVI manner. The elegantly shaped jambs with carved brackets and oak leaves. The bowed frieze with string beading throughout, flanked by carved circular paterae. Shaped, moulded shelf above. 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4220
    + VAT £14,000

    Shelf Width

    1502 mm  |  59 ⅛ in

    Overall Height

    1054 mm  |  41 ½ in

    Opening Height

    870 mm  |  34 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1067 mm  |  42  in

    Depth of Shelf

    400 mm  |  15 ¾ in

    Stock No. 4220
     + VAT £14,000

    A French marble fireplace in the Louis XV manner. The shaped jambs with stiff acanthus leaves surmounted by carved bellflowers, scrollwork and foliage. The frieze with cartouche to centre flanked by foliage. Shaped moulded shelf above. French, 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4205
    + VAT £12,500

    Shelf Width

    1435 mm  |  56 ½ in

    Overall Height

    1080 mm  |  42 ½ in

    Opening Height

    905 mm  |  35 ⅝ in

    Opening Width

    1041 mm  |  41  in

    Depth of Shelf

    384 mm  |  15 ⅛ in

    Stock No. 4205
     + VAT £12,500

    A 19th century French Louis XV style Carrara marble fireplace. The shaped, panelled jambs surmounted by carved frieze with shell and foliage to centre. Unusual centre carving.  Shaped, moulded shelf. With original cast iron contrecurve interior.

  • Stock No. 4185
    POA

    Shelf Width

    1702 mm  |  67  in

    Overall Height

    1118 mm  |  44  in

    Opening Height

    930 mm  |  36 ⅝ in

    Opening Width

    1302 mm  |  51 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    362 mm  |  14 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4185
    POA

    A period 18th century French, Louis XV fireplace in Breche Violette marble. The scrolled jambs surmounted by carved shells, the panelled frieze with central cartouche. Shaped, moulded shelf above. An impressive, striking piece in an increasingly rare material.

  • Stock No. 4178
    + VAT £8,950

    Shelf Width

    1245 mm  |  49  in

    Overall Height

    1149 mm  |  45 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    975 mm  |  38 ⅜ in

    Opening Width

    968 mm  |  38 ⅛ in

    Depth of Shelf

    184 mm  |  7 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4178
     + VAT £8,950

    A rustic French limestone fireplace in the Louis XV style. The shaped frieze with attractive carved shell to centre, flanked by scrolls, rosettes and shaped panels. Shaped panelled jambs. Well suited to a bedroom or study perhaps.

  • Stock No. 4159
    + VAT £6,500

    Shelf Width

    1676 mm  |  66  in

    Overall Height

    1140 mm  |  44 ⅞ in

    Opening Height

    946 mm  |  37 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1162 mm  |  45 ¾ in

    Depth of Shelf

    349 mm  |  13 ¾ in

    Stock No. 4159
     + VAT £6,500

    An Napoleon III fireplace of architectural form in Rosso Verona marble. The frieze and jambs with bolection detail and plain returns. Mould shelf above. French, late 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4144
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    Shelf Width

    1546 mm  |  60 ⅞ in

    Overall Height

    1102 mm  |  43 ⅜ in

    Opening Height

    895 mm  |  35 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1048 mm  |  41 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    371 mm  |  14 ⅝ in

    Stock No. 4144
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    A richly carved Louis XV style fireplace in white marble. The flowing frieze with carved shell, flowers and foliage, shaped jambs with scroll and shell to top, leading the floral drops and stiff acanthus leaves below. Serpentine shaped shelf. The Rococo influence displayed in the Louis XV style of the early 18th century reflects the reaction against the symmetry and regulation of the Baroque period. A copy of an original antique.

  • Stock No. 4128
    + VAT £11,000

    Shelf Width

    1359 mm  |  53 ½ in

    Overall Height

    1032 mm  |  40 ⅝ in

    Opening Height

    848 mm  |  33 ⅜ in

    Opening Width

    908 mm  |  35 ¾ in

    Depth of Shelf

    416 mm  |  16 ⅜ in

    Stock No. 4128
     + VAT £11,000

    A 19th century French Louis XV style fireplace in Carrara marble. The jambs with stiff acanthus leaves to base, surmounted by carved shell and scroll work. The panelled frieze with carved shell to centre, flanked by foliage. Shaped, moulded shelf. Panelled outgrounds.

  • Stock No. 4120
    Sold

    Shelf Width

    1521 mm  |  59 ⅞ in

    Overall Height

    1089 mm  |  42 ⅞ in

    Opening Height

    918 mm  |  36 ⅛ in

    Opening Width

    1041 mm  |  41  in

    Depth of Shelf

    451 mm  |  17 ¾ in

    Stock No. 4120
    Sold

    A good quality copy of an 18th century French transitional Louis XIV/XV marble fireplace. The shaped frieze with cartouche centre with scrolls and leaves, juxtaposed by moulded panels. The shaped jambs with stiff acanthus leaf and scroll bases, surmounted by leaf, shells and filigree blockings.

  • Stock No. 4119
    + VAT £18,000

    Shelf Width

    1765 mm  |  69 ½ in

    Overall Height

    1130 mm  |  44 ½ in

    Opening Height

    895 mm  |  35 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1207 mm  |  47 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    457 mm  |  18  in

    Stock No. 4119
     + VAT £18,000

    A very fine quality French Louis XV style marble fireplace in rich brown Emperador marble. The panelled frieze with carved shell to centre flanked by foliage and belldrop below. The shaped jambs with stiff acanthus leaf to base surmounted by cartouche with shell and scrolls above. Heavy, shaped moulded shelf above. A copy of an original.

  • Stock No. 4115
    + VAT £7,500

    Shelf Width

    1292 mm  |  50 ⅞ in

    Overall Height

    1060 mm  |  41 ¾ in

    Opening Height

    883 mm  |  34 ¾ in

    Opening Width

    876 mm  |  34 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    349 mm  |  13 ¾ in

    Overall Jambs

    1238 mm  |  48 ¾ in

    Stock No. 4115
     + VAT £7,500

    A Green Serravezza Breccia marble fireplace in the Louis XVI manner. The fluted jambs surmounted by panelled, fluted frieze and moulded shelf. The returns with original brass vents to sides. French, 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4113
    + VAT £14,000

    Shelf Width

    1403 mm  |  55 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1197 mm  |  47 ⅛ in

    Opening Height

    994 mm  |  39 ⅛ in

    Opening Width

    1073 mm  |  42 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    546 mm  |  21 ½ in

    Stock No. 4113
     + VAT £14,000

    A period 18th century French Louis XIV stone fireplace. The moulded jambs surmounted by elegantly shaped frieze and shelf. Still at original depth, but could be reduced if necessary.

  • Stock No. 4078
    + VAT £22,000

    Shelf Width

    1314 mm  |  51 ¾ in

    Overall Height

    1003 mm  |  39 ½ in

    Opening Height

    835 mm  |  32 ⅞ in

    Opening Width

    978 mm  |  38 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    330 mm  |  13  in

    Stock No. 4078
     + VAT £22,000

    A charming French Louis XV fireplace in luscious Breche Violette marble. The shaped frieze with carved central shell and trailing foliage, scrolled detailing to ends with panelled jambs and unusual detail of carved leaf between panels. Serpentine shelf. Late 18th century.

  • Stock No. 4071
    + VAT £11,500

    Shelf Width

    1451 mm  |  57 ⅛ in

    Overall Height

    1022 mm  |  40 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    848 mm  |  33 ⅜ in

    Opening Width

    1073 mm  |  42 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    387 mm  |  15 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4071
     + VAT £11,500

    A good quality Rococo Louis XV fireplace in Italian Arabescato marble. The elegantly shaped frieze with panels and carved foliage to centre and interesting mouldings to jambs. Shaped, moulded shelf above. French, 19th century.

  • Stock No. 4070
    + VAT £5,950

    Shelf Width

    1537 mm  |  60 ½ in

    Overall Height

    1194 mm  |  47  in

    Opening Height

    994 mm  |  39 ⅛ in

    Opening Width

    1156 mm  |  45 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    397 mm  |  15 ⅝ in

    Overall Jambs

    1454 mm  |  57 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4070
     + VAT £5,950

    A substantial French Boudin fireplace in light travertine stone, with moulded jambs and shaped moulded frieze. An imposing yet graceful piece. A copy of an original.

  • Stock No. 4028
    + VAT £12,500

    Shelf Width

    1276 mm  |  50 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1095 mm  |  43 ⅛ in

    Opening Height

    953 mm  |  37 ½ in

    Opening Width

    984 mm  |  38 ¾ in

    Depth of Shelf

    286 mm  |  11 ¼ in

    Stock No. 4028
     + VAT £12,500

    A charming Louis XV in French limestone. The gently sweeping serpentine frieze with carved shell to centre,  flower paterae and entwined motifs to panelled frieze and curved jambs. From the Lorraine region in North Eastern France. Period, mid 18th century.

  • Stock No. 3953
    + VAT £18,000

    Shelf Width

    1667 mm  |  65 ⅝ in

    Overall Height

    1153 mm  |  45 ⅜ in

    Opening Height

    937 mm  |  36 ⅞ in

    Opening Width

    1257 mm  |  49 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    457 mm  |  18  in

    Stock No. 3953
     + VAT £18,000

    A French antique fireplace in the Louis XIV / Louis XV transitional style, made from Italian Pavonazzo marble. The arched frieze with carved cartouche and foliage to centre flanked by shaped panels and scrollwork. The shaped, panelled jambs with tapering stop flutes below. Shaped, moulded shelf above. Original brass side vents to outgrounds. Circa 1860.

  • Stock No. 3939
    + VAT £9,500

    Shelf Width

    1435 mm  |  56 ½ in

    Overall Height

    1045 mm  |  41 ⅛ in

    Opening Height

    889 mm  |  35  in

    Opening Width

    1083 mm  |  42 ⅝ in

    Depth of Shelf

    330 mm  |  13  in

    Stock No. 3939
     + VAT £9,500

    A period 18th century French Louis XIV Ribonned Campan marble fireplace. The panelled jambs with scrolls to top, surmounted by frieze featuring carved cartouche to centre. Shaped shelf. This dramatic marble showcases an impressive range of colours – from deep reds to soft salmons to light greens. From Espiadet, Campan in the Pyrenees, France.

  • Stock No. 3929
    + VAT £2,950

    Shelf Width

    1229 mm  |  48 ⅜ in

    Overall Height

    1048 mm  |  41 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    889 mm  |  35  in

    Opening Width

    864 mm  |  34  in

    Depth of Shelf

    359 mm  |  14 ⅛ in

    Stock No. 3929
     + VAT £2,950

    A 19th century French Louis XV style Pompadour fireplace in Carrara marble. The shaped, panelled jambs with scrolls to top, the frieze with panels and oval to centre. Shaped, moulded shelf. (Some staining to frieze.)

  • Stock No. 3926
    + VAT £8,500

    Shelf Width

    1245 mm  |  49  in

    Overall Height

    1060 mm  |  41 ¾ in

    Opening Height

    879 mm  |  34 ⅝ in

    Opening Width

    826 mm  |  32 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    375 mm  |  14 ¾ in

    Stock No. 3926
     + VAT £8,500

    A petite 19th century French fireplace in Breche Violette. The shaped, panelled jambs surmounted by scrollwork, the panelled frieze surmounted by shaped, moulded shelf. Very fine quality Breche Violette marble.

  • Stock No. 3912
    POA

    Shelf Width

    1772 mm  |  69 ¾ in

    Overall Height

    1143 mm  |  45  in

    Opening Height

    822 mm  |  32 ⅜ in

    Opening Width

    1080 mm  |  42 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    530 mm  |  20 ⅞ in

    Stock No. 3912
    POA

    A very impressive French Rococo fireplace carved in Statuary marble. The panelled frieze and bracketed jambs delicately carved with trailing flowers and foliage. The serpentine shaped opening with beaded detailing, the shaped moulded shelf with carved egg moulding. Circa 1850.

  • Stock No. 3895
    + VAT £11,500

    Shelf Width

    1597 mm  |  62 ⅞ in

    Overall Height

    1102 mm  |  43 ⅜ in

    Opening Height

    933 mm  |  36 ¾ in

    Opening Width

    1156 mm  |  45 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    324 mm  |  12 ¾ in

    Stock No. 3895
     + VAT £11,500

    A period 18th century Louis XIV/XV transitional fireplace in Languedoc marble. The shaped, panelled frieze with carved foliage and rosette to centre, the panelled jambs with matching carving to base. Shaped, moulded shelf. An elegant piece, circa 1715.

  • Stock No. 3847
    + VAT £6,950

    Shelf Width

    1441 mm  |  56 ¾ in

    Overall Height

    1022 mm  |  40 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    864 mm  |  34  in

    Opening Width

    1124 mm  |  44 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    283 mm  |  11 ⅛ in

    Stock No. 3847
     + VAT £6,950

    A 19th century French Louis XV style limestone fireplace. The panelled jambs surmounted by sweeping frieze featuring carved shell and foliage. Shaped shelf.

  • Stock No. 3846
    + VAT £7,500

    Shelf Width

    1473 mm  |  58  in

    Overall Height

    1216 mm  |  47 ⅞ in

    Opening Height

    918 mm  |  36 ⅛ in

    Opening Width

    1143 mm  |  45  in

    Depth of Shelf

    311 mm  |  12 ¼ in

    Stock No. 3846
     + VAT £7,500

    A French Louis XV antique stone fireplace. The tapering, stop-fluted jambs with shaped panel above. The frieze with carved cartouche to centre and scrolled design to ends. Late 18th / early 19th century.

  • Stock No. 3832
    + VAT £16,000

    Shelf Width

    1518 mm  |  59 ¾ in

    Overall Height

    1099 mm  |  43 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    921 mm  |  36 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1067 mm  |  42  in

    Depth of Shelf

    292 mm  |  11 ½ in

    Stock No. 3832
     + VAT £16,000

    An 18th century Louis XV fireplace in a variegated Breche marble. The sweeping jambs with turned over leaf carving to tops and bases, the frieze with carved centre of flowers and foliage. Serpentine shaped shelf.

  • Stock No. 3817
    + VAT £5,950

    Shelf Width

    1314 mm  |  51 ¾ in

    Overall Height

    1035 mm  |  40 ¾ in

    Opening Height

    851 mm  |  33 ½ in

    Opening Width

    946 mm  |  37 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    368 mm  |  14 ½ in

    Stock No. 3817
     + VAT £5,950

    An 18th century French Louis XV fireplace in Languedoc marble. The panelled frieze with cartouche to centre, the shaped jambs with panels throughout. Shaped, moulded shelf.

  • Stock No. 3791
    + VAT £7,950

    Shelf Width

    1708 mm  |  67 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1124 mm  |  44 ¼ in

    Opening Height

    946 mm  |  37 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1378 mm  |  54 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    318 mm  |  12 ½ in

    Stock No. 3791
     + VAT £7,950

    A 19th century French limestone fireplace in the Louis XV style. The panelled, carved frieze with cartouche to centre, the shaped jambs with stop-flutes and panels. Shaped shelf. Good patination of stone. (Near pair to 3790)

  • Stock No. 3759
    + VAT £4,950

    Shelf Width

    1378 mm  |  54 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1130 mm  |  44 ½ in

    Opening Height

    940 mm  |  37  in

    Opening Width

    1022 mm  |  40 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    140 mm  |  5 ½ in

    Stock No. 3759
     + VAT £4,950

    A rustic French stone fireplace. The moulded, panelled frieze with stiff bellflower to centre and corresponding end blocks to sides. Plain panelled jambs. Circa 1900.

  • Stock No. 3739
    POA

    Shelf Width

    1759 mm  |  69 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1137 mm  |  44 ¾ in

    Opening Height

    895 mm  |  35 ¼ in

    Opening Width

    1207 mm  |  47 ½ in

    Depth of Shelf

    464 mm  |  18 ¼ in

    Stock No. 3739
    POA

    A very fine quality French Louis XV style marble fireplace in light Carrara. The panelled frieze with carved shell to centre flanked by foliage and belldrop below. The shaped jambs with stiff acanthus leaf to base surmounted by cartoosh with shell and scrolls above. Heavy, shaped moulded shelf above. Provenance: From a chateau in Limoges, central France.

  • Stock No. 3701
    Sold

    Shelf Width

    1353 mm  |  53 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1232 mm  |  48 ½ in

    Opening Height

    984 mm  |  38 ¾ in

    Opening Width

    870 mm  |  34 ¼ in

    Depth of Shelf

    330 mm  |  13  in

    Stock No. 3701
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    A 19th century French Louis XV style fireplace in Tinos green marble. The heavily carved panelled frieze with shells, flowers and foliage. The jambs with carved shells surmounted by belldrop flowers and stiff acanthus leaves to base. Shaped moulded shelf.

  • Stock No. 3671
    + VAT £14,500

    Shelf Width

    1556 mm  |  61 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1143 mm  |  45  in

    Opening Height

    933 mm  |  36 ¾ in

    Opening Width

    1168 mm  |  46  in

    Depth of Shelf

    330 mm  |  13  in

    Stock No. 3671
     + VAT £14,500

    A fine quality 18th century Italian fireplace in Statuary marble. The elegantly shaped jambs with scroll to top, the carved frieze with shell to centre and shaped rectangular motif throughout. Shaped shelf. (Photo prior to full restoration.)

  • Stock No. 3646
    + VAT £12,500

    Shelf Width

    1429 mm  |  56 ¼ in

    Overall Height

    1016 mm  |  40  in

    Opening Height

    838 mm  |  33  in

    Opening Width

    1041 mm  |  41  in

    Depth of Shelf

    406 mm  |  16  in

    Stock No. 3646
     + VAT £12,500

    A good quality 19th century French Louis XV Carrara fireplace. The panelled frieze with heavily carved leafwork and foliage throughout. The scrolled jambs with shell, delicately carved flowers and stiff acanthus leaf below. Shaped shelf.

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