Blog: Cupid and Cameos

Cupid and Cameos


Cupid and Cameos

Cupid and Cameos

We have recently taken stock of some amazing surrounds but that doesn’t stop us being excited when we come across another; and this antique French Renaissance style fireplace is certainly something to be excited about.

Renaissance means ‘rebirth’ in French and the period signified a return to the carefully proportioned architecture of classical Greek and Rome after the asymmetrical and ornate gothic style that preceded it.

This is a mid 19th century style surround in superior quality Carrara marble with high and low relief carvings; the most notable being the splendid Cupid caryatids. Carved with superb attention to detail, they support a frieze of carved, scrolled foliage, and blooms with apposing, jousting cupids at the centre.

A huge rectangular moulded shelf, and end blocks with male and female cameos add the final touch to this unique creation. See it by clicking this link.

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