An exceptional quality, late 18th century statuary marble fireplace mantel in the manner of Sir John Soane (1753–1837). With typical low proportions, simple shelf, plain but attractive frieze and in-grounds contrasting with the recessed jambs decorated with shell, anthemion palmette and gathered, looped garlands of flowers carved in low relief.
Height 48 3/4 in (123.8cm) width 76 1/4 in (193.7cm)
Internal height 40 3/8 in (102.4cm) width 48 1/4 in (123.2cm)
Shelf depth 6 3/4 in (17.1cm)