An elegant and large Aesthetic Movement, bordering on Reformed Gothic, antique fireplace surround in Pencil Statuary Marble with a wide moulded shelf. The main body of the fireplace, set with bands of Tinos Verde Marble, is enhanced by finely cut and gilded motifs, two of which are inset with Tinos Verde Marble bosses. The gently arched opening is bordered with stylised athemion detail. English, circa 1870.
Shown here with fire grate 14703.
The Aesthetic Movement flourished in Britain in the 1870s and 1880s and was a reaction against and in stark contrast to the perceived fussy, overbearing and conservative Victorian artistic traditions. Those championing the Movement believed that " art exists for the sake of its beauty alone, and that it need serve no political, didactic, or other purpose. "
Link to: Antique Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau mantels and Art Deco fireplaces and chimneypieces.
Listed Price: £14,600 ( + vat in EU zone )