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An early George III style carved limestone chimneypiece,

English,

£12,500

An early George III style carved limestone chimneypiece,

English,

the breakfront moulded rectangular shelf above a frieze carved in relief with repeating anthemia, flanked by endblocks - each bearing a lion-mask, the jambs bracketed with spirally carved volutes raised on block feet,

£12,500

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Dimensions: 145cm (57") High, 183cm (72") Wide
Stock code: 43735
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This fireplace is quintessentially English and bears the neo-classic motifs that were hallmarks of taste in Georgian Britain. The "anthemion", a stylised honey-suckle was popularised by Robert Adam and his peers as they pored over the drawings of Robert Wood and others - returning from their Grand Tours in far flung locations such as Palmyra and Balbec - with detailed drawings of the ancient ruins and their architectural ornaments.

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