Founded in 1992, Origines stands out as the leading French provider of period materials and architectural antiques. Origines scours the land to find that rare piece you've been dreaming about and antique objets polished by time.
Samuel Roger, leader in the sale of ancient materials, offers both in his Paris gallery and exhibition hall at Houdan a large choice of more than two hundred ancient fireplaces, from the Gothic period, the Renaissance, during the reigns of Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI, from the Empire, Restoration and Napoleon III periods without forgetting Art Nouveau and Art deco pieces. All the materials can be discovered, Bourgogne stone, Charente stone, marbled stone and various marbles such as statuary white, marble from Carrare, Red Griotte, Brèche d’Alep or Sarrancolin…
Like as in a museum, time seems to have stopped still enabling objects to remain intact: basins, fountains, bowls, tables and garden benches, statues, panelling, lustres, vases and ornamental vases all enhance a place’s beauty. Balustrades, entrance steps and park entrances which can be traced back to the Gothic period of the XIX century.
Works of Master craftsmen, Journeymen, Craftsmen and Casters, the grilles, marquises, fireplace plaques, banisters, balusters and other ironwork elements reflect the excellence of a mastered know-how; but always valued by a significant and discerning public.
Floors of long ago, polished by the passage of time, in oak, marble or in terracotta, the most recent are a hundred years old. ORIGINES - Samuel Roger offers a comprehensive selection of ancient tilings (Abbaye in Bourgogne or Charente stone, Bar de Provence laid in strips or opus…), terracotta flooring (tiles, hexagonal floor tiles, rectangular tiling…) and a large range of parquets (Louis XIII wide strips, Versailles parquet). So many ancestral floors for majestic interiors.
Prestigious pieces or of simple curiosity, each one has it’s own past : Sometimes reflecting other cultures, evoking the Parisian trade fairs and great World Fairs of the past; evoking a sense of discovery and exploration concerning the works of renowned artists.
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Dated 1736, cast iron fireback with Hercule columns and a coat of arms of a marquis.