An imposingly large Jacobean Revival cedar wood antique fireplace surround with an exquisitely inlaid over mantel. This chimneypiece has a projecting pediment on the upper register which rests above a pair of strapwork panels beneath which are two high arched panels decorated with stylised ornate inlaid vases of flowers picked out in satinwood, mahogany, sycamore and ebony. The panels are set between three pairs of free standing, reeded columns with finely carved capitals terminating in tall strapwork feet. Beneath the over mantel is a fireplace surround, with a moulded shelf above a strapwok carved barrel undershelf, supported by a pair of tapering reeded jambs resting on tall footblocks.
English, circa 1870.
Link to: Antique Renaissance, Gothic Tudor Fireplace mantels and Chimneypieces: 1260 - 1600