A very rare survival of an example of a George III painted pine and gesso Verre Eglomise chimneypiece with the original paint finish now pleasantly distressed. The rounded rectangular shelf sits above an acanthus cavetto moulded, triple panel frieze painted with a still life of fruits flanked by floral swags, on a simulated Sienna marble ground. The panelled jambs headed by acanthus pilasters above ribbon tied leaf and berry painted panels with carved anthemion and trailing ribbon-tied husks below.
English, circa 1790.
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