A most striking and impressively large Flemish, High Renaissance style chimneypiece in polished fossil black and red Griotte marble. The fluted frieze richly decorated with ten patinated cast bronze lions heads over urn and dolphin and griffin paterae and griotte marble faceted lozenges, over large carved brackets supported on handsome Griotte columns topped with bronze Corinthian capitals descending to ornate bronze sleeves on high shaped socles. The interior with the original ornate bronze trimmed insert and cast iron fireback.
Flemish dated 1886.
Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600