IRISH WATER SPANIELS
A rare and remarkable English Rococo Statuary Marble antique chimneypiece with richly and intricately carved floral and rocaille decoration. The boldly conceived and executed central cartouche bordered by both subtle and high relief floral design with typical English / Irish bordered panel and rocaille carved detail on the underfrieze moulding. Most charming of all are the two Irish Water Spaniels peering out from the large "C" scrolled jambs.
This chimneypiece was likely to have been made for a great London House possibly for a ladies room or drawing room.
English, circa 1760
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