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Green Slate Fireplace Mantel Serpentine Arts Crafts style 1800's

$1,000.00 or Best Offer Unsold, 14-Day Returns

Seller: deepsouthc (888) 100%, Location: Montgomery, Alabama, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 252656094324 This mantle came out of a very old 1800s Southern Home in Montgomery Alabama. It is of a green slate or serpentine stone and in good condition. Price is for one mantle top sides returns- no keystone--- (several mantles like these are available) The mantle has been safely crated and stored for over 50 years, crated . This mantle is one part of this Southern Antique collector's possessions-it was once put to practical use in, warming the grand living room where it once stood . Then as the old home was destroyed this collector carefully salvaged the old mantle and stored in for more than half of a century.The 1960's Newspaper article said."Maybe the collector didn’t even remember where it was stored or why he had saved it all those years. Maybe just because he liked it , with no use in mind. But the fact remains that, in depths of the Great Depression when the decorative features of razed residences might be had, at least, for carting them away at most, for a song. Mantels of this type were popular with upscale 19th Century Architects and were used to grace the mansions they built during the last half of the Century. This mantel with its old patina that remains to the surface , whether it may have been made in America or imported for a southern residence, it is a handsome mantel. Circa 1875. Handsome fireplace mantel in slate. A wonderful example of 19th century Renaissance Revival/Aesthetic Movement design, done in a soft green stone .I was told this mantel was green slate but it could be Serpentine, a stone is used almost exclusively for interior finish and decorations, which is quarried here in the South. The stone could also be Soapstone which has its own unique beauty and colors. Soapstone, which on the hardness scale is rated at one, compared to a diamond, which is ten, is nonetheless quite hard. It is also non-porous so it will not stain, like granite or marble. Whichever the stone , it is a handsome green color and very old!The top is a GREEN SOAPSTONE OR SLATE 61 3/4" X 12" with CURVED TOP VERTICAL UPRIGHT RETRUNS LOOKS COMPLETE. SIDES:_ 36 1/2 " TALL BY 25 1/4" WIDE THERE ARE SEVERAL IN THIS STYLE_ SOME ARE TALLER AND WIDER! LOCAL PICK UP -- zip 36104 Montgomery Alabama it could be shipped if you can arrange a truck Freight. A GREAT VINTAGE MANTLE. BE SURE TO VISIT MY EBAY STORE FOR MORE ANTIQUES AND MANTELS! Material: Stone, GREEN STONE MANTLE: VICTORIAN MANTEL, vintage marble: antique fireplace, mantel: antique stone

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