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Adam Mantelpiece – 18140

Neo-classical marble mantelpiece, from the late 18th century Adam period

The white Italian statuary marble is beautifully carved in low relief, with various neo-classical ornament, all characteristic of the Adam period.

The centre plaque featuring a lidded urn with arabesques and bellflowers. To either side are frieze panels with half anthemion’s and laurel arabesques. The Pilasters with delicate bellflowers suspended from bows which descend in size.

The richly coloured marble which frames the white statuary marble is Breccia Violet, it was a rare a precious material during the 18th century and was only used in the finest mantelpieces.

Circa 1780

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Style of the Adam brothers

The Adam brothers were the first to advocate an integrated style for architecture and interiors; with walls, ceilings, fireplaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and carpets all being designed by the Adams as a single uniform scheme. Commonly and mistakenly known as “Adams Style,” the proper term for this style of architecture and furniture is the “Style of the Adam Brothers.”

The Adam style found its niche from the late 1760s in upper-class and middle-class residences in 18th-century England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia (where it was introduced by Scottish architect Charles Cameron), and post-Revolutionary war United States(where it became known as Federal style and took on a variation of its own). The style was superseded from around 1795 onwards by the Regency style and the French Empire style.

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Measurements:

Width: 73" (1854mm)

Height: 62" (1575mm)

Depth: 6.5" (165mm)

Internal Measurements:

Width: 48" (1219mm)

Height: 47" (1194mm)

Price: £SOLD

Product Code: 18140

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Adam Mantelpiece – 18140

Adam Mantelpiece – 18140

Product Code: 18140

Neo-classical marble mantelpiece, from the late 18th century Adam period

The white Italian statuary marble is beautifully carved in low relief, with various neo-classical ornament, all characteristic of the Adam period.

The centre plaque featuring a lidded urn with arabesques and bellflowers. To either side are frieze panels with half anthemion’s and laurel arabesques. The Pilasters with delicate bellflowers suspended from bows which descend in size.

The richly coloured marble which frames the white statuary marble is Breccia Violet, it was a rare a precious material during the 18th century and was only used in the finest mantelpieces.

Circa 1780

Price on application

Style of the Adam brothers

The Adam brothers were the first to advocate an integrated style for architecture and interiors; with walls, ceilings, fireplaces, furniture, fixtures, fittings and carpets all being designed by the Adams as a single uniform scheme. Commonly and mistakenly known as “Adams Style,” the proper term for this style of architecture and furniture is the “Style of the Adam Brothers.”

The Adam style found its niche from the late 1760s in upper-class and middle-class residences in 18th-century England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia (where it was introduced by Scottish architect Charles Cameron), and post-Revolutionary war United States(where it became known as Federal style and took on a variation of its own). The style was superseded from around 1795 onwards by the Regency style and the French Empire style.

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