Gothic Marble Mantelpiece

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Black marble Gothic mantelpiece designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott for Preston Town Hall.

Very large in scale and carved during the 1860s using blocks of Ashford Black marble, quarried from mines in Derbyshire, England. The mantelpiece was removed from Preston Town Hall during the 20th century and installed in a house in nearby Peak District, until this year, when it was acquired by Ryan & Smith.

An imposing castellated shelf rests on half columns carved with pointed Gothic panels and capped with quatrefoil corner blocks. The arched fireplace opening is framed with deeply cut moldings. Above the arched opening are two Gothic tracery panels which come to a point in the centre of the frieze.

 

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    63 in. H x 90 in. W x 15 in. D
    160 cm H x 229 cm W x 38 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Tyrone, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU108229537381
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in Tyrone, Northern Ireland

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