Marble fire surrounds have been very popular since 18th Century, both in Britain but also particularly on the European continent. Antique mable fireplaces come in a huge variety of styles and marble types and colours. Generally the most prized marble has been Statuary marble, a very white form of carrara marble with very little veining, and this is generally found only in the best quality chimney pieces. The Victorians generally used white carrara marble, but also red (rouge) and black marble are commonly found. In France and Italy a huge variey of different marble colours have been used for fireplace construction, some of the better known names include Breccia, Breche, Violette, Rouge, Sienna, Cippolino, Verde Antico, St Anne's and Griotte.