George III Breche Violette Marble Bolection Fireplace

GBP 18,495.00

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Object Description

A Breche Violette marble fireplace surround in the bolection style, dating from the late 18th century. Its large size indicates that it was likely once used in a main room, perhaps as a decorative marble fireplace surround in the drawing room of a large property. Sourced from a country house in Shropshire, this antique marble fireplace is creamy white in colour outlined with veins in purple shades, making for a striking design. Though this marble bolection fireplace has lived for more than 200 years and has a slightly discoloured, time-worn appearance and discreet historical repair to the top, it is in good condition. The marble showcases a beautiful patina, decorated with a moulded frieze and jambs. This design is simply timeless bringing elegance to both modern and traditional settings alike.

Additional Dimensions
Opening height: 106.5cm
Opening width: 153cm
Total width across the footblocks: 193.5cm

Object History

Sourced from a country house in Shropshire, circa. 1790

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Transports as 5 pieces. Historical repair to the lintel towards the top right (pictured).

Object Details

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    W:193 x H:126.50 x D:7.50 centimeters
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Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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