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An attractive and decorative Irish 18th century statuary marble antique fireplace with inlaid Sienna and scagliola, in the manner of Bossi. Circa 1770–1780.

With plain tiered moulded Irish style undecorated shelf protruding over the jambs. The frieze is centred with a tablet inlaid with scagliola swags of ivy shaped vine leaves falling from tied bows and centred with a floral spray framed with a strips of Brocatello marble. This is flanked by panels inlaid with double Greek key frets of Siena marble, the end rectangular blocks with oval shaped floral leaf swags echoing those on the tablet. The pilaster jambs inlaid with Siena marble flutes. The opening framed with simple plain cyma mouldings the whole resting on foot blockings.

Provenance: this chimneypiece was sold by Charles, as advertised in Connoisseur magazine in 1906. 

Height 57 1/8 in (144.8cm) width 72 1/8 in (183cm)
Internal height 44 in (111.8cm) width 49 in (124.5cm)
Footblock to footblock 67 in (170.2cm)
Shelf depth 6 in (15.2cm)