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A George II carrara marble chimney piece
mid 18th century
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
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273
A George II carrara marble chimney piece
mid 18th century
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 16,800 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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A George II carrara marble chimney piece
mid 18th century
the moulded inverted breakfront shelf with a lotus leaf carved border above a central tablet with a relief carved tablet of a pastoral scene with putti and sheep, the frieze flanking the tablet with swags of fruit and flowers between a pair of scrolling corbels, the moulded aperture surrounded by a Siena marble slip with bell-flower decorated jambs to the sides
145.5cm. high, 191.5cm. wide; 4ft. 9 1/4 in., 6ft. 3in.
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Catalogue Note

The configuration of the present chimney piece with its central tablet flanked by swags of fruit between bold corbels issuing bell flowers closely relates to a design published in Isaac Ware, A Complete Body of Architecture, 1756, pl. 85.  A Chimneypiece in the dining room at Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire by Sir Henry Cheere illustrated in John Physick, Designs for English Sculpture, 1680-1860, 1969, fig. 92, also displays similarities in respect of the carving to the central tablet and the bold fruiting swags which flank it.  

Important English Furniture

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London