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Exceptional limestone fireplace carved during the reign of Louis XIV and dated "1652". This pure Louis XIII fireplace is decorated with an octagonal central medallion surrounded by a torus of leaves and ribbons, around which are carved cut leather patterns, fruit falls retained by ribbons and coats of arms. Cherubs heads and oak leaves branches adorn the top and the bottom of the central medallion. The cornice has a dentricules frieze. The jambs are formed of caryatids supporting the lintel. They are also elaborately carved of fruits, windings and lions heads. This fireplace comes from Castle of "Rocher" in Bollene, since transformed in a hotel. But she originally came from the famous castle of Grignan (Drôme), where lived the daughter of the Marquise de Sévigné: Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné, who married Francois Adhemar de Monteil de Grignan. During the French Revolution, and more precisely in 1793, this fireplace was sold during the public auction that was organized in the château de Grignan and came in private hands.
The fireplace was then installed in the château du Rocher located in Bollène, south France, during the first half of the 19th century. This château was built by the Comte du Rocher in 1826.
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Ref. : C3489
Exceptional limestone fireplace carved during the reign of Louis XIV and dated "1652". This pure Louis XIII fireplace is decorated with an octagonal central medallion surrounded by a torus of leaves and ribbons, around which are carved cut leather patterns...
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