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A fine carved brown marble chimney piece, possibly Irish Georgian, circa 1740. The arched and moulded top sits above a carved cartouche decorated with a crest and flanked by scrolls and garlands of ribbon-tied fruit and leaves. The moulded opening is flanked by fluted and stop fluted jambs, headed by guttae and carved panels, and raised on moulded blocks. There are a number of designers who could have been responsible for this chimney piece at this date, but the name of William Jones seems a strong candidate. William Jones flourished from 1737 until his death in 1757. His ‘gentleman or buildres companion’, published in 1739, contained designs for a variety of interiors elements including chimneypieces, all in a strong architectural form.
External Height 63 3/4 in (161.9cm) Width 68 1/2 in (174cm)
Internal Height 43 1/2 in (110.5cm) Width 40 1/2 in (102.9cm)
Depth 6 5/8 in (16.8cm)