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A Magnificent Mid 18th Century Chimneypiece in Statuary Marble

With heavily carved foliate pilasters headed by masks. Carved trusses support corner blocks carved with ewers. Richly figured convent Sienna marble flanks the pilasters and the central frieze tablet, which is of architectural form and is inset with Sicilian Jasper. The breakfront shelf incorporates rope twist carving. A chimneypiece with identical jambs can be seen in Shuffrey's 'The English Fireplace and Its Accessories'.

Height 66¾in (170.1cm) width 86¾in (220.3cm)
Internal height 45¾in (116.2cm) width 43¾in (111.1cm)