The antique marble fireplaces by Alain Bidal

Example of a beautiful antique marble fireplace from Bidal : exceptional Napoleon III fireplace in white marble.

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Marble is part of the noble materials used since Antiquity for the architecture or sculptures.
Its consistency, both firm and dense, allows light to "penetrate" into the surface of the stone. A specificity that allows this natural material to have a special luminosity and therefore offer beautiful colors.
    

This stone has been used in France in many areas but mainly in the southwest and the north of the country. Marble will then be gradually transported to Paris to allow the sculptors and marble makers to craft magnificent creations !

The marble fireplaces were generally used as magnificent ornaments to decorate the beautiful private mansions in Paris: Hotel de Matignon, Hotel de Soubise or the Hotel d'Evreux.


Little by little, the marble fireplaces became real objects of decoration and were, for most of them, used as tablets or consoles in the bourgeois houses.

  


Alain Bidal offers a large selection of authentic marble fireplaces. So do not hesitate to come and visit our showroom dedicated to these beautiful antique mantles in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue !

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