Custom Hand-Carved Fireplace Mantels for Fall
Just in time for the cooler weather, the San Francisco–based designer Suzanne Tucker has teamed up with Chesney’s, the leading British fireplace manufacturer, to create four timeless fireplace mantels that can be incorporated into both traditional and modern settings: the Suzanne Tucker Collection for Chesney’s. Each of the hand-carved, ornamental mantels takes approximately 3 months to complete and is inspired by classic European architectural elements.
The Bellagio draws on Lake Como in northern Italy and features ornate freestanding columns and an intricately carved relief depicting cherubs and leaves, in celebration of the Italian decorative arts. The Randolph, on the other hand, highlights England’s refined style with beautifully simple carvings and a bold geometric base. Romantic and restrained, both the Provence and the Voltaire take a cue from the French. Inspired by the French Regency (1715 to 1723), the Provence is available with a period-appropriate trumeau—a framing to surround a mirror. The Voltaire speaks to the opposition against the formality of Louis IV’s Versailles, illustrated with light and curvaceous details, canted legs, and graceful scrolls.
Each mantel will be made to order beginning in late November and can be hewn from an array of marbles and stones, including Portuguese Cabouca and Azul Valverde limestones and Italian Bianco Avorio. Heights range from under 3.75 to about 5.5 feet (not including the trumeau). Pricing is available upon request. (chesneys.com)