A rather magnificent and beautifully carved twin columned Palladian style Victorian walnut antique fireplace mantel. The shelf, under carved with scrolling foliate detail, rests above a stop fluted frieze centred by a plaque with a stylised urn and trailing acanthus leaves and fronds. Each of the endblocks, with large heraldic cartouche, sit above twin pairs of finely carved stop fluted tapering columns supported on substantial footblocks. The fireplace opening with a border of shell and tongue is centred by a scrolled panel of angels, amid further foliage, immediately beneath the plaque. English, circa 1880.
Shown here with fire basket SNo 12271 not included.
Link to: Antique Victorian, William IV and Edwardian fireplaces and chimneypieces.