Chimneypieces | Neo Classical | Stock No: 15840

Stone Palladian Chimneypiece in Manner of Kent


Stock No.15840

A large and rare neoclassical chimneypiece in a soft, honey toned sandstone. Very much in the manner of William Kent, and therefore Palladian in style, this grand chimneypiece bears a thick shelf carved with a bold egg and dart moulding and a delicately carved foliate undershelf. Both rest on a beautifully carved half-barrel frieze, with acanthus paterae carved in a cross-hatch arrangement, centred by a blank tablet. The half pilaster jambs with ionic capitals are carved with bead and reel details and enclose the flat crossette cornered ingrounds, with further egg and dart and leaf and dart mouldings.

English, mid-20th century.

Notes: William Kent was the preeminent architect of the early Georgian period and the father of Palladianism. His style was informed both by antiquity and the bold style of the Italian Baroque, which was introduced to him on his tour of Italy. He was the first British architect to consider the interior as part of the whole decorative scheme, and designed furniture and other the small details necessary to complete a room.

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Listed Price: £POA

Width Height Depth
External 75 12"
191.7 cms
59 1316"
152 cms
30.5 cms
Internal 41 14"
105 cms
46 316"
117.3 cms

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