ABBATE, Niccolò dell'
(b. 1509, Modena, d. 1571, Fontainebleau)

Chimney breast

c. 1552
Château, Écouen

The chimney breast in the large royal hall was realized by the workshop of Niccolò dell' Abbate. It features figures, putti, flowers, fruit, and symbols (among them the sword symbolizing the constable's office) in pink, white, and black marble.