G224

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An Irish, George III, Neoclassical fireplace in statuary and Sienna marbles, circa 1770. This chimneypiece was originally removed from the Duke of York’s house in Hyde Park Corner after its demolition in the 1960s. This quintessentially Irish chimneypiece with undecorated tine mouldings; the overscale campana urns dropping below the black marble, typical of this Irish style. The shelf with undecorated mouldings, the frieze with a central tablet carved with a campana shaped lidded urn, flanked by linen swags and side panels with finger flutes of Sienna. The pilaster shaped tapering jambs with Sienna flutes and circular white roundels inlaid with coloured marbles in a star pattern. These are capped with blockings with lidded urns on typical Irish foliate stands. The whole on foot blocks.

Height 53 in (134.6cm) width 67 1/4 in (170.4cm)
Internal height 42 1/2 in (108cm) width 43 1/2 in (110.5cm)
Shelf depth 6 in (15.2cm)