The Château of Versailles retains a grand Louis XIV style mantel in Levanto marble. Set in the Antechamber of the dogs, this fireplace was made in the eighteenth century. Originally designed 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 gives 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.
Red Griotte , Campan Grand mélange ( red and green Campan) , Sarrancolin " fantastico" , Sarrancolin known as ' Ilhet' , Lepanto , Grand Antico , Belgium Black , Peach flower marble , Carrarre Statuary White - Michelangelo white , Levanto Red , Green marble d' Estours , Green Campan , Languedoc Red , Arabescato ( Italian) , Carrarra semi-statuary , Carrarra White , Carrarra White and grey veins , Pink Brocatelle , Yellow Brocatelle , Royal Red or Louis XIV Red , Capraia Breche ( Italy) , Yellow from Sienna , Turquin Blue ( Bardiglio) , Panazeau ( Mountains of Carrarra) , Maharaja Green , Lilas , Portor