From our Heritage Mantels Collection, The Canova is a luxurious Italian Antique Marble Mantel, circa 1790, with Neoclassical styling. The carved Frieze shows goddess of dawn Aurora leading sun god Apollo in his chariot (based on Guido Reni's pavilion central hall ceiling fresco, "L'Aurora," in the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome, circa 1614.) The stanchions are in the form of Italian sculptor Antonio Canova's (1757-1822) Dancing Girls, and this mantle has significant US history with > MORE three versions appearing in the White House (the Vermeil Room, the China Room and the Yellow Oval Room.) Spectacular details and museum quality condition.
Color: White Limestone^ LESS