Georgian Grey Marble
This original 18th Century Georgian carved chimneypiece, features an unusual combination of grey Bardiglio marble with exquisitely carved statuary white marble detailing. Such a magnificent fireplace could easily have been the feature of any living room of the fine houses on Dublin's Georgian squares.
Below the deep mantle, the frieze features Bardiglio grey marble inlays, with statuary white corner blocks, carved with ivy wreaths and berries.
The corner blocks help frame the rectangular center tablet, itself carved with a delicate foliage arabesque. The entire frieze is supported by square pilasters or jambs, again with inlaid Bardiglio marble. All are supported by the statuary white marble footblocks.
This fireplace is shown here with a Georgian cast-iron frame inserted. A period polished steel dog grate and fender is shown in the fireplace opening.