N242

A fine Regency neoclassical chimneypiece of white statuary marble. The central tablet sculpted with a reclining muse, probably Erato, reading a book. She is flanked by a celestial globe, a lyre with a scroll of music, and a laden bookcase, gathering inspiration for her Lyric and Love poetry. The ends of the frieze with floral decorated end blocks upheld by tapering reeded quiver shaped torches.

Provenance

11 Hertford Street Mayfair London, designed and built by Henry Holland and his father. Henry lived at number 17. 

Height 51 1/2 in (130.8cm) width 70 in (177.8cm)
Shelf depth 11 1/2 in (29.2cm)