• Focal Point - The Nicholas Gif auction at Christies

    Sale 5975

    Focal Point - The Nicholas Gifford-Mead Collection of Chimneypieces & Ornament

    29 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    A GEORGE III SIENA AND STATUARY MARBLE CHIMNEYPIECE

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SIENA AND STATUARY MARBLE CHIMNEYPIECE
    CIRCA 1790
    The columns with Ionic capitals supporting a frieze of delicately carved griffins, ewers and swags and a central oval portrait surmounted by a moulded shelf
    46 in. (118 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 9 in. (22.9 cm.) deep; the opening 35 in. (90.5 cm.) x 29 in. (76 cm.)


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    The present chimneypiece exemplifies the Neo-classical style as practiced by Robert Adam and his contemporaries. The delicate carving of the decorative motifs on the frieze is complemented by the well figured inset Siena marble columns and the unusual pleated ribbon motif framing the aperture.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage