AN IMMACULATE LARGE SOPHISTICATED CHIMNEYPIECE in the Italian Renaissance manner in black marble. The substantial moulded shelf breaks back at the ends and is broken by an arched niche containing a sculpted circular mask of a Bacchic maiden with vine leaves and grapes adorning her hair - in Rosso Antico red marble. A vine leaf and grape swag is festooned beneath a scrolled central plinth and flanked by acanthus leaf detail over fluted bars interspersed with pyramid lozenges, supported on splendid fluted columns under plain Tuscan capitals, descending to circular bases on square footblocks. Image before final restoration and repolishing. Italian 19th century. Shown with a matching 19th century decorative cast interior, SNo 10184, not included in the price.
SCALE : Tall, wide and grand.
Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600