This design was completely Bespoke. It wasn't based on any of our reproduction mantel designs of which we have over one hundred or inspired from our collection of Antique mantelpieces but from an original Art Deco image that the client themselves loved and wanted us to copy.
Firstly we drew up the design in our London Workshop and discussed proportions and sizing ensuring that it fitted perfectly within the specific room.
We then got images and a sample of the Portoro marble to show the client. A distinct black marble with brilliant and dramatic bold markings throughout.
Once the client was happy with the marriage of the design and the marble we requested it from Italy and it was shipped over.
This bespoke mantelpiece was particularly intensive in its hand carving and hand finishing and to achieve the perfect balance in it's finish some parts were honed and others hand polished.