A large and grand Victorian walnut fireplace surround. The corniced, breakfront shelf resting on a plain frieze, beneath a dentil border, is centred by a carved plaque of mythical beasts. The large cartouche endblocks above tall ornately carved panels topped by ancone brackets fronting the jambs. The plain frame around the fireplace opening is centred by a carving of vases, frond and fruits amid acanthus foliage and a pair of intriguing, playful putti.
English, circa 1880.
Link to: Antique Victorian, William IV and Edwardian fireplaces and chimneypieces.