Stock No: 10151

A rare and important small Palladian period chimneypiece in the manner of Giovanni Battista Piranesi(1720 -1778) or possibly Giovanni Valdier, carved in white statuary marble with Egyptian Imperial Porphyry inlaid marble panels.The simply shaped shelf characteristically densely carved with intricate acanthus leaves and lambs tongue motifs over large circular florally carved paterae flanking the high relief carved central plaque depicting scrolled flowers emitting peacocks either side of a wicker fruit basket, between twin Egyptian porphyry marble frieze panels supported on similarly panelled jambs.The ingrounds are decorated with continuous Greek key motif in statuary white marble. Italian circa 1760. Originali d'Epoca..Gusto di Principi.

Provenance: Probably from the Rome workshops of Piranesi around 1760.

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Width Height Depth
External 60 12"
153.7 cms
114.3 cms
14 12"
36.8 cms
Internal 36 14"
92.1 cms
81.3 cms

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