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Fine-grained white marble suitable for making statues.
- The earlier secretaire was probably stored at the garde-meuble at Versailles until it was sent for use by the King at the chateau of Saint-Cloud, where it was given its present top of white statuary marble.
- But it would be as reasonable to say that one of those small blue stains which sometimes occur in the purest statuary marble would convert the Eve of Powers to a monster.
- The purest form of marble is statuary marble, which is white with visible crystalline structure.
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