Bourges Mantel with Overmantel
Bourges Mantel with Overmantel: Elegantly proportioned Regency/Rococo-style mantel. The details of both the mantel and optional overmantel are stylistically typical of the Regency period ( from the high Classical period of Louis XIV, culminating in the construction of Versailles and the Rococo-style of Louis XV). A serpentine shelf lays over a paneled frieze centered by a bluebell and acanthus- adorned cartouche. Bordering the cartouche is acanthus and floral decoration. The endblocks are carved with acanthus foliage over graciously scrolled side consoles.