A large finely carved walnut Gothic Revival chimneypiece and over mantel. The carved central plaque depicting fighting hunting dogs is flanked by a running frieze of quatrefoils, supported on the heads of kneeling monks on stiff leaf corbels over simple stop chamfered jambs. The galleried over mantel with four slender corinthian capped columns, supporting finely carved Gothic tracery either side of a central panel containing an oil on canvas painting of a nobleman bearing a standard with the motto FAC ET SPERA ( DO AND HOPE), standing in front of his castle, either side of which are two small corbeled shelves in the form of crouching musicians.
French, circa 1880.
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