A chiseled stone mantel to construct your home around! The natural and everlasting beauty of a solid stone combined with the distinct lure of old-world artisan stone carving. This slab of limestone is over 200 years old. The worn edges of the floral carvings add a level of genuine antiquity.
A carved stone mantelpiece that was worthy of restoration.
An elegant outdoor retable for your garden or entryway. A predella/ledge for placing toiletries in an enchanted shower or bath area. A mantlepiece that doubles as the center of attention in your living room or study.
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Dimensions and Specifications
- 17"h x 11"w x 6.5"deep
- 8"h x 5"w x 2.75"deep *Alcove measurements
- Region of Origin: Michoacan Mexico
- 47Lbs total weight
- Age: 100+ years
- The only one of its kind, there is no other of similar design and size available.
- Ships with wall mounting brackets and necessary anchors to mount.
Carving Details and Color
Genuine is in the little details...
The primitive scroll design underscores the age and authenticity of this architectural artifact. A design achieved by way of chisel and hand only, before modern mechanized tools like the drill and band-sander. The warm to slightly burnt tones of the stone lend an alluring uniqueness to this niche. Among the stone niches that we found, this was the only one that had a stone with natural color varying from beige to burnished to oxidized amber.
Dating back to the 17th century solid stone retablos such as this one were often built into the outer walls of churches and monasteries. Because they are of solid stone and not flammable, candles would be lit and placed in or on these ledges and retablos providing light for participants ahead of the evening mass.