A large High Victorian carved oak chimneypiece in the Italian Renaissance manner. The straight shelf with repeating carved acanthus leaf detail over dentil mouldings over lamb's tongue carved detail. Under this is the panelled frieze and endblocks with symbolic carved detail in each panel depicting the four seasons: Putti for Spring, a Venerable Sage for Winter, flanking the long central panels with high relief carved cornucopia of fruit and other products of the land. The jamb panels carved with land game on the one side and fish on the other. English, circa 1880.
Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600