Chimneypieces | Renaissance | Stock No: 11746

Antique Massive carved Oak Jacobean Fireplace with Overmantle


Stock No.11746

A large richly carved Jacobean oak chimneypiece and over mantel.The later carved top rail ornamented with three protruding cartouches centred by shields carved with the letters P.D., E.D 1617, centred by crested twin scrolls and flower-headed finials. The carved details on the massive twin panelled overmantel are centred by putti masks within strapwork, separated by flanked female deities and faun side brackets, over three lion masks on the lintel on substantial supporting pilasters, carved with further female deities; one with a bird and the other with a lute above decoratively carved footblocks .Shown with the original 19th century Neo Gothic carved stone ingrounds. English, late 19th early 20th century.

NOTES; This is a late 19th, early 20th century replica of the 16th century original in the Guildhall at Barnstaple in Devon, SW England. The original is reputed to have been " removed " from a property in Seville, Spain and brought to Devon in 1590 by a privateer from a pirate ship called 'The Prudence'. Devon was the main recruiting area for the “Westward Ho” crews in the build up of English sea power to join the Portuguese, Spanish and Dutch in the search for treasures of the orient and the New World. Penzance is in Cornwall, next county to Devon. Research ongoing.

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226 cms
107 18"
272 cms
28 cms
46 12"
118 cms
46 12"
118 cms

Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600

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