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A finely proportioned fire surround featuring a 'meander' over Ionic three-quarter size columns. A meander or meandros - also called the Greek fret or Greek key design - is a decorative border constructed from a continuous line shaped into a repeated motif.The name meander recalls the twisting and turning path of the Maeander River in Asia Minor but also, as Karl Kerenyi pointed out, "the meander is the figure of a labyrinth in linear form".Meanders are common decorative elements in Greek and Roman art. In ancient Greece they appear in many architectural friezes, and in bands on the pottery of ancient Greece from the Geometric Period onwards. They were among the most important symbols in ancient Greece; and are thought to symbolise infinity and unity.

Dimensions of our made to order pieces can be changed within the scope of the design. We can also age your piece by lightly or heavily distressing to suit your preference.


If this fire surround or the others found on this site don't suit your purpose, Echinus can hand-carve your precise design to your required dimensions and in a range of limestones, sandstones and marbles.


Dimensions -

Height: 135.5 cm (53.3")

Width: 152.5 cm (60")

Dimensions are given as for original. Within the scope of the design we can adapt the dimensions and proportions fire surround to suit your needs.

Grecian Fret Limestone Fire Surround

  • Approximate Dimensions.


    Height 53 1/2 in (135.5cm) width 71 1/4 in (181cm)
    Internal height 39 in (99cm) width 37 3/4 in (96cm)
    Shelf depth 10 in (25cm)

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