Antique Regency fire surround in Welsh heather blue slate with fluted legs terminating in fluted corbels. The frieze is centered with a high relief carved panel.
Welsh Heather Blue Slate is mined in The Penrhyn Quarry located in Bethesda. It is unlike any other slate in the world. In Victorian times it was most commonly used for roofing tiles but has also often frequently featured in designs for prominent London projects as at St Pancras & Kings Cross Stations, Buckingham Palace and at Number 10 Downing Street.
It has been finished with a high quality oil to bring out the natural colours in the slate. The surround is dry and not oily to touch.