Chimneypieces | Neo Classical | Stock No: 15195

A Georgian chimneypiece from Hanover Square


Stock No.15195

A late 18th century Georgian chimneypiece carved in Statuary Marble with Verde Antico frieze panels and slips to the opening and is attributed to a design by the sculptor Thomas Carter(d 1795). The architect Charles Cameron(1745-1812) installed it in 15 Hanover Square, London W1 in the 1770s. This antique fireplace has a delightful tablet centred on the frieze beneath the wide stepped shelf. It is carved in high relief with a depiction of putti representing the Arts, Sciences, Knowledge and Industry. It is in turn flanked by a pair of large stylised acanthus endblocks over boldly carved acanthus leaves and descending bellflowers mounted on the console jambs.
English, circa 1774.

Provenance: 15 Hanover Square was designed in the 1770s by the architect Charles Cameron for Jervoise Clark (1743-1808) Member of Parliament for Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight. The chimneypiece was installed there in the 1770s. It was taken out when the house was demolished in 1904 and was subsequently promoted by prominent antique dealers of the time among them Mr Pratt, Messrs Keeble, Gill & Reigate & Sir Charles Allom. It was Illustrated in English Chimneypieces by Guy Cadogan Rothery and published by John Tiranti in 1927 (please see the scanned image below).

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