A very fine Regency period chimneypiece in statuary marble, decorated with the Bacchic iconography. The breakfront moulded shelf above a running frieze bearing carved arabesque vines and bunches of grapes, centred by an oval tablet with a supine Bacchic maiden. The legs with further finely carved vines, capped by stylised Corinthian capitals, the whole on square plinth footblocks. Carved in Italy for the English market.
Height 43 in (122cm) width 65 1/3 in (166cm)
Internal height 36 1/2 in (92.8cm) width 43 in (109.5cm)
Footblock to footblock 61 1/4 in (155.5cm)
Depth 13 3/4 in (34.5cm)