An Antique Italian Statuary White Marble Baroque Style Fireplace
A large Baroque style mid 19th century Italian antique fireplace ornately carved and executed in Statuary white marble. Every element of this surround decadently carved from solid pieces of marble. Each jamb with cantered console shaped brackets, scrolled acanthus feet, swags of floral drapery and a sculptured figural winged putto supported on large plinth blocks. The spandrels with conforming, flowing floral swags and drapery, meeting a large figural keystone tablet again carved in high relief of embracing sculptured figural winged Putti. All beneath a large serpentine shelf. A finely carved piece celebrating love and romanticism. Purchased from an estate in Lewes on the south cost of England, with some historic reference ( F. Frankfort Moore) of being purchased in The Great Exhibition of 1851.
Italy Circa 1850 – marble fireplace