Maison & Maison offers you the possibility to make your custom-made mantel out of a sublime marble, such as Levanto Red marble. Our mantels are completely customised through the customer being able to choose their own marble.
The Château of Versailles retains a grand Louis XIV style mantel made out of Levanto marble. Set in the Antechamber of the dogs, this fireplace was made during the eighteenth century. Originally made with gilded bronze, they disappeared during the nineteenth century.
Rosso Levanto is a serpentine rock. The breccia aspect of this material and its dark hues give it great character. Quarrying of Rosso Levanto dates back to the twelfth century, when the quarries were on the Ligurian coast in Italy. Since then, nineteen quarries have opened in the region where this marble comes from. Today, there are only two quarries that are still active: San Giorgio and Rossola in the town of Bonassola in the Ligurian Apennines, southeast of Genoa.
Rosso Levanto is known and used worldwide.