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Robert Adam Neoclassical Cast Iron Fireplace

Stock No.6596

An exceptionally rare and finely cast George III neoclassical cast iron chimneypiece, attributed to Robert Adam. The frieze is delicately decorated with a finely cast central oval cartouche depicting the Triumph of Love, flanked by garlands of bellflowers and floral paterae. The endblocks are decorated with portraits of King George III and Queen Charlotte and are surmounted by a pair of neoclassical urns. These are supported on panelled jambs containing circular lion mask paterae and ribboned floral borders over paterae footblocks.
The fluted integral hob grate with serpentine bars is decorated with bell flowers and a central floral paterae. The handsome back plate with a half round arch, above which is a central mask, strung with garlands of bellflowers, which meet two portraits of the King and Queen again, this time in a distinctly classical guise.

English, circa 1760.

Provenance: Balcares House, from the London residence of the Earl of Crawford. Awaiting further research.

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Listed Price: £18,000 (+VAT where applicable)

Width Height Depth
External 42 12"
108 cms
55 12"
141 cms
33 cms
Internal 30 1116"
78 cms
22 316"
56.5 cms

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