The photos of stone fireplaces featured here showcase the extraordinary work of DMS Studios in New York. Magnificently carved, the custom stone fireplace mantels crafted by this studio grace everything from private homes to the Lincoln bedroom in the White House!
Above: Fireplace Mantel with Fruit Carving
Founder and owner of DMS Studios, Daniel Sinclair, is a European-trained American stone sculptor educated in
the classical tradition. After a five year apprenticeship honing his craft under a master stone artisan in
Pietrasanta, Italy, Daniel subsequently returned to the United States and established DMS Studios in 1979 . In
addition to the White House, his im-
pressive client list includes the United States Capitol, the New York Public Library, West Point Military Academy, and Grand Central Station. A true master artisan, his extraordinary work has won numerous awards.
The photos of stone fireplaces that follow reflect a broad range of classic styles that demonstrate the ability and skill of DMS Studios to masterfully execute a vast repertoire of diverse designs. Crafted in the "Old World" tradition, the quality of craftsmanship is unparalleled by today's standards!
The striking stone fireplace mantle pic-
tured at left is crafted from a green antique Italian marble. Richly colored with lovely veining, it contrasts beau-
tifully with its backdrop of lightly stained and finished oak paneling.
Superbly carved palmetto leaves -- an ancient Greek motif -- adorn the frieze of this stunning stone fireplace
round, shown in the close-up image at left. Equally superb is the hand carved detailing featuring additional classical motifs.
Gothic Revival or Neo-Gothic stone fireplace design that fol-
lows is crafted from limestone. It features a prominent arch above the fire-
box opening, as well as a series of finely carved Tudor Rose motifs.
Neo-Gothic Limestone Mantel Pictured Above
The photos of stone fireplaces that follow showcase a magnificent stone fireplace mantle crafted from Chiampi
Marble, imported from Italy. The focal point of an elegant paneled ballroom, it features meticulously carved
tals with rosettes above them. A hand carved egg and dart motif runs the length of the mantel, just below the mantel shelf.
Chiampo Marble Fireplace Mantel Pictured Above
The stone fireplace photos that follow feature an absolutely stunning mar-
ble fireplace mantel! The rare and beautiful marble employed here -- Calacatta Vagli Rosato -- was quarried and imported from Lucca, Italy, specifically for this mantel. Though very beautiful in color, this variety of marble is brittle and difficult to work with. Despite its challenges, DMS Studios masterfully executed the design. Note the delicate and flawless carving in the close-up image below right.
Calacatta Marble Fireplace Mantel Pictured Above
The striking English Neo-Gothic chimneypiece pictured below is crafted from grey Indiana limestone. Featuring
a variety of Gothic motifs, the carv-
ings include a lamb and a lion, shown in the close-up image below right.
Lion and Lamb Fireplace Mantel Pictured Above
The Classically-inspired stone fireplace surround that follows is carved from pure white limestone imported from Europe. Flanking the arched firebox opening are small columns with Ionic capitals which, in turn, are flanked by larger fluted columns with more elaborate Composite capitals.
Phaeton Fireplace Mantel Pictured Above
Pictured below, with a close-up image at right, is a striking Victorian-era style fireplace mantel. Crafted from beautiful Italian white marble, this 1840s design was replicated by DMS Studios from a vintage photograph for the Lincoln bedroom in the White House.
Reproduction Fireplace Mantel For Lincoln Bedroom In White House
And finally, the photos of stone fire-
places at right and below feature a monumental fireplace mantel and overmantel. Crafted from Jerusalem limestone imported from the Middle East, it measures 12 feet wide, 15
feet high, and 5 feet deep.
Monumental Limestone Fireplace Mantel & Overmantel Pictured Above
More Photos of Stone Fireplaces Crafted from Limestone
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