An early 18th century Irish fireplace mantel in the manner of William Colles (1702–1770). The mantelpiece is of simple but timeless architectural form, in black Kilkenny marble flecked with white fossils of shells and coral. The frieze with fluted central keystone flanked by inset lozenges, upheld by geometric decorated jambs, the soffit of the opening with inverted scrolls.
Height 54 1/2 inches (138.4cm) width 59 1/4 inches (150.4cm)
Internal height 45 1/4 inches (114.9cm) width 51 1/8 inches (129.8cm)