‘Harmony of proportion and fitness of character, from which alone beauty can result.’ So wrote the Regency architect W.F. Pocock in ‘Designs for Rooms’, 1811. This fireplace is based on his drawing, ‘Design for a Dining Room Chimeypiece’. Its Greek key jamb decoration, fielded corner blocks and carefully devised shelf mouldings make this chimneypiece a fine example of the Regency style.
Height 44 inches (111.8cm) width 58 1/8 inches (147.6cm)
Internal height 36 inches (91.4cm) width 36 inches (91.4cm)
Shelf depth 7 3/4 inches (19.7cm)