Subtle hues of beige veining highlight the creamy tones of this superior quality Portuguese limestone. Famous for its deposits of Cambrian and Jurassic stone, Portugal has long been a source for some of the finest building materials used in architecture. Ranging from pale ivory shades to warm brown tones, Portuguese limestone features a dense texture that smooths to a fine, satiny finish.
The detailing of this classically-styled fireplace surround mimics the low Tudor arch, a motif found in many structures built during the late Medieval period. The hand-cut planes take advantage of limestone's natural diversity in layers of colour to produce minor variations in tone along the length of the piece. Limestone is highly prized as a durable material that will last for generations; its use as a fire surround creates a rich accent that will enhance historic and modern interiors alike.
The mantle measures a generous 53 inches in length, while the fireplace opening is 32 inches by 50 inches, allowing for the installation of gas fires or as a large capacity space for burning natural logs.