Exceptional English Fireplace with Overmantle

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An impressive and rare early 18th century English continued chimneypiece with overmantle in contrasting white and Dove grey marbles, circa 1700-1710.
The lower section of veined dove grey, the frieze with dogleg shaped shoulders edged with egg and dart moldings centered with floral rosettes. The jambs flanked by white marble S shaped consoles decorated with scrolling volutes and acanthus sprays.
The upper section with a later replaced central architectural panel of geometric design, with corners decorated with carved flower heads. This is flanked by bold squat S shaped scrolls carved with decorated volutes and acanthus echoing those below. The whole capped with a grey marble open pediment of inverted v shape decorated with egg and dart and foliate moldings. This supports a campana shaped lidded urn in white marble with rounded gadrooned decoration and acanthus sprays and stands on a rounded sockle and squared base.
Details
Of the Period
George I
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Date of Manufacture
circa 1710
Period
1700-1709
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
98 in. H x 74 in. W x 7.5 in. D
249 cm H x 188 cm W x 19 cm D
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU84815821773
Address
Jamb Ltd.
97 Pimlico Road
London SW1W 8PH
GB
+44 1323700294
1stdibs Dealer since 2008 Located in London, GB
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