An enormous and grand antique Victorian walnut chimneypiece in the Neoclassical style.
The frieze elaborately carved with three pairs of sea serpents alternating with flambeau urns and scallop shells. The shells are repeated on the panelled surround of the opening. Larger scallop shells are set on the endblocks and the jambs have entwined decoration set within panels framed by beading and egg & dart edging. There is a brass plaque fixed to the undershelf with the engraved signature of Carlo Scarselli and the date 1878.
Link to: Antique Victorian, William IV, Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau mantels and Art Deco fireplaces and chimneypieces.