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Georgian Fireplace – 18141

18th century statuary and Portoro marble fireplace

Neo classical in style, with exquisitely carved statuary marble panels and richly coloured Portoro marble slips.

The frieze panels to either side of the centre plaque each have double chains of bellflowers, tied with ribbons and a single patera in each hoop. Corner blocks under a break-fronted shelf are embellished with dolphin handled wine ewers, slightly tilted and hung from ribbons. The tapering pilasters carved with tied ribbons, from which hang a flaming torch, bow and arrow. Several husks descending in size are also suspended.

A centre plaque depicts Hebe, goddess of youth, offering a cup to her father Zeus, who is in the guise of an eagle. This depiction is seen in classical art from the 18th century and relates to a belief that the eagle (like the phoenix) had the ability to renew itself to a youthful state.

Circa 1790

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Measurements:

Width: 74.5" (1892mm)

Height: 58" (1473mm)

Depth: 8" (203mm)

Internal Measurements:

Width: 48" (1219mm)

Height: 43" (1092mm)

Price: £ SOLD

Product Code: 18141

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Georgian Fireplace – 18141

Georgian Fireplace – 18141

Product Code: 18141

18th century statuary and Portoro marble fireplace

Neo classical in style, with exquisitely carved statuary marble panels and richly coloured Portoro marble slips.

The frieze panels to either side of the centre plaque each have double chains of bellflowers, tied with ribbons and a single patera in each hoop. Corner blocks under a break-fronted shelf are embellished with dolphin handled wine ewers, slightly tilted and hung from ribbons. The tapering pilasters carved with tied ribbons, from which hang a flaming torch, bow and arrow. Several husks descending in size are also suspended.

A centre plaque depicts Hebe, goddess of youth, offering a cup to her father Zeus, who is in the guise of an eagle. This depiction is seen in classical art from the 18th century and relates to a belief that the eagle (like the phoenix) had the ability to renew itself to a youthful state.

Circa 1790

Price on application

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