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Carved Gothic Fire Surround c. 1840

c. 1840

63 inches high, 66.5 inches wide at top and 62 inches wide at feet, 22 inches deep at top and 12 inches deep at columns. The depth of the dog and shield frieze is 12 inches. The aperture is 39.5 inches wide by 43.5 inches high. The height from floor to lowest edge of the dog and sheild frieze is 48.5 inches. The columns are approximately 10 inches wide.

Dismantles into the three principal sections for transport

For metric, please multiply all dimensions by 2.5

Full Description

A superb quality hand carved fire surround dating from the first half of the 19th Century.

from a hardwood and very heavy and robust, it has developed a colour
which looks like carved stone and this could either be left or waxed to
give sheen or stained and waxed to match in with oak or other interior

Beautiful craftsmanship, the deep canopy frieze centred
with a shield carved in high relief with curled leaf vines issuing from
the mouths of two dogs. The lower inset frieze of well carved rosette
tracery. The triple cluster pilasters with substantial shaped feet and
scrolled cappings, topped with crouching figures - one playing a lute
and the other carrying a quill. Both dressed in medieval robes and each
with distinctive humour and "personality".

Condition: some small
repairs and some chips to edges of pilasters. The tip of the scribe`s
quill is missing as is the tip of the lute. Requires a mantle shelf
which we can arrange to make in your choice of oak or marble at cost.