We recently had the pleasure of installing several pieces from our inventory in this well appointed Belgravia residence.
The focal point of the room pictured is the fireplace, so first, let’s take a look at the antique French Louis XV style surround.
In a striking black and white fossil marble, it has a carved central cartouche, scroll detail and a shaped serpentine shelf. The contre coeur panels and tailored hearth are a stylish finishing touch, and the19th century polished steel and cast iron fire grate in the Georgian manner completes the setting admirably.
Above this, we hung a large, French, faux bamboo, gold gilt, panelled mirror with an elaborate pediment of leaves and flowers, with similarly decorated frame. The gold gilt is a very effective contrast to the dark marble of the surround and greatly complements the intricately pierced fretwork of the grate as well.
Moving on, we see a late 19th century French panelled mirror with a wonderful patina. This is a fabulously ornate piece, featuring birds on either side of the frame, and looks ideal flanked by the two wall lights.
Lastly, in the WC we have another French mirror; this time from the Louis Philippe period. In silver gilt with a domed top and beaded interior slip, the combination of simplicity and elegance is perfect for this small space.