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An Irish Regency Column Chimneypiece Carved in Solid Italian Bardiglio Marble

The jambs in the form of free-standing Doric columns on socle bases, resting on square footblocks. The frieze is carved with a reeded motif that runs over the cornerblocks, supporting a simple moulded shelf. A comparable chimneypiece is also carved in Bardiglio by the Irish sculptor John Edward Carew (1785–1868) for Petworth House.

Height 50in (127cm) width 67⅞in (172.5cm)
Internal height 38¾in (98.5cm) width 42⅞in (109cm)
Footblock to footblock 58⅝in (149cm)
Shelf depth 11in (28cm)