An early 19th century Irish Sienna and statuary antique marble fireplace, made to celebrate a marriage and the conquering power of love. Circa 1810–1815. The reeded shelf and Sienna frieze centred with a tablet in statuary marble depicting Cupid, the Roman God of Love, riding a lion, symbolising Omnia vincit Armor – love conquers all. The end blockings with male and female portraits (bride and groom) framed by wreaths of flowering foliage.
Height 52 in (132.1cm) width 65 1/8 in (165.4cm)
Internal height 42 in (106.7cm) width 40 in (101.6cm)
Footblock to footblock 57 in (144.8cm)
Shelf depth 9 1/2 in (24.1cm)