A Majestic Dutch Walnut Trumeau Chimneypiece from a house in the old centre of the City of Haarlem, Holland.
Purportedly originally part of a panelled room in an 18th century manor house on the country estate of Landgoed Beeckestijn in the surrounding region, it was moved to the house in the City of Haarlem in the 1920's. Carved with Gothic Puginesque elements and fluted columns the elaborate cabuchon bears the monogram JB and is flanked by lion mask heads on the end blocks.
Dutch, mid 19th century.
Notes: The initials may be those of Jacob Boreel whose family owned the estate until the 1950s and who was responsible for major renovations to the house in the late 18th century. The manor was built on the edge of the dunes in the Kennemerland region as a summer residence for a wealthy Amsterdam regent. Badly damamged during World War II the manor subsequently underwent further extensive restoration.
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