An Italian 18th century or earlier fireplace carved in Istrian stone with semi-precious inlaid marble frieze panels of Egyptian Imperial red porphyry, ancient green Peloponnesian Porphyry and Lazurite, supported on similarly panelled jambs. The jambs surmounted with carved ionic capitals, the frieze having carved strung beading. The tiered shelf with dental work and acanthus leaf. A rare and very attractive piece
Height 158.5 cm (62.5″).
Width 178.5 cm (70.5″).
Depth 26 cm (10″). Opening:Height 122 cm (48″).
Width 128.5 cm (50.5″).