Billiard Room Marble Mantel, Great House (1829-1834)
Hyde Hall, Springfield, New York
Supplied by Joseph N. Barnes
New York City, New York
On September 3, 1831, George Clarke (1768-1835) purchased three marble mantels from Joseph N. Barnes, a marble cutter based in New York City, for $600. The cast-iron fireboxes cost $246.87. This mantel is made of Portoro marble, a black marble with yellow veins that is found in La Spezia in Northern Italy.