Stock No: 15438

A late 18th century Statuary and Brocatelle marble chimneypiece, inlaid with a Greek key design on the frieze. The finely carved tablet depicts a goddess, perhaps Persephone, holding a cornucopia brimming with fruit, including a pineapple; something of a luxury in 18th century Britain. Beside her, a putto holds aloft an ear of wheat as he rides a lion pulling the goddess' chariot. In the distance, a small temple sits atop a hill, very much like the temple follies seen in 18th century parkland. Flanking the frieze are two elegantly carved endblocks, depicting a putto holding torches - another symbol of Persephone. These are supported by gently tapered jambs, inlaid with flutes of brocatelle marble and terminating in plain footblocks.
English, Circa 1790 with restorations.

View our section showing full range of neo-classical chimneypieces

Listed Price: POA

Width Height Depth
External 74 1316"
190 cms
60 1316"
154.5 cms
8 78"
22.5 cms
Internal 48 38"
123 cms
47"
119.5 cms

Tel: +44 (0)207 739 8094
Email : westland@westlandlondon.com
Web : http://www.westlandlondon.com

295 Willesden Lane
London, NW2 5HY
Tube: Willesden Green (Jubilee Line)