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Scagliola Column Plinth

A beautifully and authentically made 18th Century style Sienna Scagliola Tuscan column.

From the Italian scaglia, meaning “chips”, Scagliola was developed in 17th Century Tuscany and used extensively, particularly in ‘Sienna’, to decorate churches and palaces where it was prized for its richness and warmth.

Easily mistaken for natural marble and just as durable, creating scagliola is a highly specialised skill requiring historical knowledge and technical excellence to produce columns, sculptures and other architectural elements.

Our columns are made traditionally; the light weight internal wooden lath structure is applied with a hand-coloured plaster like scagliola substance, mixing textures and colours to create a coarse and lumpy object that only the craftsman himself knows will resemble fine marble or stone once cut and polished.

Available now in ‘Sienna’ and ‘Pale Sienna’
Available to order in other colours and sizes, please enquire for a bespoke quote.

Craftsmanship and quality are absolutely central to everything we do at Howe London and we are passionate about promoting and preserving traditional skills, click here to read more.


Max Width (at base): 420mm / 16½"
Max Depth (at base): 420mm / 16½"
Top Diameter: 285mm / 11¼"
Max Height: 1140mm / 45"

Item code: HB700103

Price: Please enquire