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Antique French Serpentine Verde Antico Marble Pedestal 19th C

Antique French Serpentine Verde Antico Marble Pedestal 19th C

Antique French Serpentine Verde Antico Marble Pedestal 19th C


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A lovely antique French Verde Antico green marble pedestal, late 19th Century in date.

The pedestal is assembled in three interlocking sections and has a shaped rectangular moulded platform top which is raised on a turned and fluted column support with circular socle and octagonal shaped base. The top part of the column rotates so that you can easily change the position of the sculpture.

The attention to detail throughout this piece is second to none.

The sculpture shown in the photos is not inclyded in the price but can be purchased if required.


In really excellent condition, with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 111 x Width 46 x Depth 32

Dimensions in inches:

Height 3 feet, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Verde Antico

Detail of a verd antique column in the Church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus (now the Küçuk Ayasofya Camii) in Istanbul, Turkey (527-536 CE).
Verd antique (obsolete French, from Italian, verde antico, ancient green), also called verde antique or Ophite, is a serpentinite breccia popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. It is a dark, dull green, white-mottled (or white-veined) serpentine, mixed with calcite, dolomite, or magnesite, which takes a high polish. It is sometimes classed, erroneously, as a variety of marble (serpentine marble, Connemara marble, Moriah stone, etc.). It has also been called and marketed as "ophicalcite" or "ophite".
Non-brecciated varieties of a very similar serpentinite, sometimes also called "verd antique", have been quarried at Victorville, California;Cardiff, Maryland; and Rochester in Addison County, Vermont.


W46.0 x H111.0 x D32.0 cm

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