A TALL " BOLECTION DE VERSAILLES " FIREPLACE IN THE LOUIS XIV MANNER, carved in attractive pale green, variegated marble. The simply moulded shelf is seated over the " clerestory windowed " concave frieze supported over the lower plain frieze which terminates each end with ribboned descending large bellflowers. On both side returns are hinged gilt brass, circular repousséd ventilation ports to increase upward chimney draft if required. Image before restoration which is in progress. French, mid 19th century.
NOW SNo. 13284
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