A good George III carved statuary and Siena marble chimneypiece with a games theme! The inverted breakfront shelf sits above a frieze depicting putti playing a game of 'blind man's bluff' within a classical setting. This scene is flanked by endblocks depicting putti playing battledore and shuttlecock, whilst the jambs below show putti skipping over neoclassical vases hung with swags. These sit either side of the generous Siena marble slips.
This is a really unusual chimneypiece with a wonderfully lighthearted subject.
English, c.1790 with later restorations.
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