An Exceptionally Finely Carved 18th Century Chimneypiece of Neoclassical Design in White Statuary Marble with Spanish Brocatelle Inlays
The moulded shelf is supported by an inlaid freeze, interrupted at the centre by an elliptical urn with birds’ heads shaped handles. This is carved in sunken relief, as well as the laurel wreaths at either side. The frieze terminates in cornerblocks presenting a flaming torch, bow and quiver. The inlaid jambs, raised on footblocks, are interrupted at half-height by paterae.