This colorful marble is very appreciated by american people. Even if it was extracted in the 18th century from a french quarry, it has been baptised "Brèche d'Alep" (Alep Breccia), a more exotic name than the "Tholonet marble".
Royals residences used it a lot, in order to promote french marble over italian marble.
Later on, this marble was know by another name "Brèche Madame" (Breccia Madam), because the aunts of Louis XVI (daughters of Louis XV) were using it to decorate their interior.
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