A rare Chateau scale Rococo chimneypiece, exceptionally large and imposing and carved in white Carrara marble chimneypiece, dramatically carved in high relief in Sicilian veined white marble. The serpentine shelf over a panelled frieze centred by a large high relief shell cartouche surrounded by richly scrolled floral decoration. The massive angled jambs dramatically featuring progressively large kidney shaped elements down to the grandly curved C shaped palm frond like base elements on large scrolls, all carved in high relief and supported on angled moulded foot blocks.
French, 19th Century.
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