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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.

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  • Dimensions

    H 98 in. x W 74 in. x D 7.5 in.

    H 248.92 cm x W 187.96 cm x D 19.05 cm

  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Seller reference number
    G236
  • Reference number
    LU84815821773

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