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Dyrham

The barrel shaped frieze of this mid-18th century designed stone fireplace features garlands of oak leaves and acorns tied by ribbon, representing peace, prosperity and longevity – carved to celebrate the peace treaty of Aix La Chapelle in 1748. The elegant opening is surrounded by flat panels which contrast with the shaped frieze above, decorated with a continuous double Greek key fret. The in grounds and out grounds sport delicate foliage, while the moulded shelf boasts intricate egg and dart.

Height 55½in (141cm) width 59¼in (150.6cm)
Internal height 38in (96.5cm) width 36in (91.4cm)
Shelf depth 8⅝in (22cm)

The Dyrham chimneypiece in a distressed stone with the Darley fire basket and Rossmore fire irons. A Small Convex Globe lantern is reflected in the mirror.