Chimneypieces | Renaissance | Stock No: 12006

A large 18th century Istrian marble Italian Renaissance fireplace mantel


Stock No.12006

A large period Italian Renaissance Chimneypiece in Istrian marble. The frieze carved in high relief with scrolling foliage interspersed with winged cherubs on stylised seahorses either side of a central circular medallion with Hercules slaying an opponent, flanked by figures of putti and winged figures on the corners. The jambs also profusely carved with typical arabesque designs. Venetian, 17th-18th century.

Provenance: By repute from Warwick Castle, a partly medieval castle built in 1068 by William the Conqueror, altered and added to during all the succeeding centuries.

NOTE : Istrian marble from the Istrian peninsular, which borders Italy, Croatia and Slovenia on the Adriatic sea, is sometimes referred to as Istrian stone and was much used in Renaissance Veneto, Venice etc.

width height depth
External 85 38"
217 cms
72 58"
184.5 cms
33 cms
Internal 56 14"
143 cms
56 14"
143 cms

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

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