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Regency

N299

A Baronial Style Limestone Chimneypiece with Figures of Pan and Selene

A Baronial style limestone chimneypiece, mid-19th century with later elements. The frieze with seven stylised heraldic shields, flanked by projecting corner blocks upheld by freestanding figures of Pan and Selene (the Goddess of the Moon), emerging from stylised tapering plinths from the waist. According to Virgil, Pan seduced Selene by offering her a sheepskin, the figure of Pan in this chimneypiece has this held over his shoulder.

Height 52½in (133.4cm) width 65¼in (165.7cm)
Internal height 43in (109.2cm) width 44¼in (113cm)
Depth 9in (22.9cm)