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A very rare Louis XV carved limewood Rococo chimneypiece. England. The overall grandly contoured limewood form is embellished with high relief boldy carved scrolled and floral detail, counterpointed with much delightful delicate low relief detail on the borders and corners. The undulating serpentine shelf rests above a frieze dominated almost entirely by the Rocaille cartouche which is flanked by C scrolled endblocks supported on flamboyant scrolled, florally festooned console jambs seated on plain footblocks.
English, circa 1760.
Notes: The name limewood derives from Old English and German Linde and was the classic wood used by sculptors since the Middle Ages for its good carving qualities.
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