Scagliola, pronounced sca-lee-oh-lah, flourished in
17th through 19th century Europe as the highest level
of ornamental stone artwork and architectural applications.
This fascinating technique actually dates to ancient times,
as it has been found within Egyptian tombs, Roman and Greek
sites, and as far away as India, Luxurious European residences
and omate churches featured Scagliola as it brought as richness
and complexity that could not be achieved with simple
marble or stone. This complexity is the result of layering
and finely polishing a pigmented mixture of lime dust, marble or scale.
The Scagliola technique requires years of apprenticing, and is known as one of
the most labor intensive and focused processes of its type. Today, François and Co.
maintains its coterie of artisans to create the finest in Scagliola products and meet
the needs of its connoisseurs. Clients can select from a wide range within our
trademark limestone and marble Scagliola collections.