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Bossi Fireplace – 18158

Antique Georgian inlaid Marble chimneypiece by Pietro Bossi

The pure white, Italian statuary Carrara marble body, beautifully inlaid with multicoloured scagliola, to form exquisite neo-classical ornament. 

This exceptional chimneypiece is one of three Bossi’s from a private collection, each bought during the 1980’s from three different Georgian buildings.

Circa 1780

 

Pietro Bossi

Scagliola and stucco worker, active in Dublin in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.   Pietro Bossi, who may have been a member of a family of stucco workers named Bossi in the neighbourhood of Como, Northern Italy, had arrived in Dublin by 1784.  Best known for his inlaid marble mantelpieces, in 1796 he submitted an estimate to the second Earl of Aldborough for plastering and stucco work for Aldborough House, Dublin.  He is also said to have made several mantelpieces for the house, which were removed by ROBERT COCHRANE   on behalf of the Commissioners of Public Works in 1898.

The date and place of Pietro Bossi’s death is not known.   He may have married in Ireland; the christening of Maria Teresa Bossi, daughter of Peter and Sarah Bossi of Fleet Street, Dublin, on 5 July 1795 is recorded in the registers of St Marks’ Church of Ireland church.
Address:  22 Fleet Street, 1785-1786; 38 Fleet Street, 1787-1798.

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Measurements:

Width: 72" (1829mm)

Height: 54" (1372mm)

Depth: 7" (178mm)

Internal Measurements:

Width: 50" (1270mm)

Height: 42.5" (1080mm)

Price: £POA

Product Code: 18158

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Bossi Fireplace – 18158

Bossi Fireplace – 18158

Product Code: 18158

Antique Georgian inlaid Marble chimneypiece by Pietro Bossi

The pure white, Italian statuary Carrara marble body, beautifully inlaid with multicoloured scagliola, to form exquisite neo-classical ornament. 

This exceptional chimneypiece is one of three Bossi’s from a private collection, each bought during the 1980’s from three different Georgian buildings.

Circa 1780

 

Pietro Bossi

Scagliola and stucco worker, active in Dublin in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.   Pietro Bossi, who may have been a member of a family of stucco workers named Bossi in the neighbourhood of Como, Northern Italy, had arrived in Dublin by 1784.  Best known for his inlaid marble mantelpieces, in 1796 he submitted an estimate to the second Earl of Aldborough for plastering and stucco work for Aldborough House, Dublin.  He is also said to have made several mantelpieces for the house, which were removed by ROBERT COCHRANE   on behalf of the Commissioners of Public Works in 1898.

The date and place of Pietro Bossi’s death is not known.   He may have married in Ireland; the christening of Maria Teresa Bossi, daughter of Peter and Sarah Bossi of Fleet Street, Dublin, on 5 July 1795 is recorded in the registers of St Marks’ Church of Ireland church.
Address:  22 Fleet Street, 1785-1786; 38 Fleet Street, 1787-1798.

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