Louis XVI Step-Arched Mantel
The reign of France’s Louis XVI brought about a revival of ancient Greek and Roman artistic styles, hence the Neoclassical period. The fluted Louis XVI mantel is a fine example of this style, with its attention to bold geometric shapes, and crisp rectilinear lines. Greek and Roman influences are apparent in the Louis XVI mantel’s column-like structure, making your fireplace appear as if an entrance to an ancient temple. Indeed, this fluted mantelpiece looks like a well-kept antique, carefully kept from the seventeenth century. Whether used for ornamental hearths or functional fireplaces, this mantel speaks of understated class and a love for divine craftsmanship.