• 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 31

    A REGENCY GOTHIC STATUARY MARBLE CHIMNEYPIECE

    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN NASH, CIRCA 1815

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY GOTHIC STATUARY MARBLE CHIMNEYPIECE
    ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN NASH, CIRCA 1815
    The jambs with gothic tracery panels, a gently arched frieze with spandrels beneath a moulded shelf
    50 in. (128 cm.) high; 74½ in. (190 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep; the opening 41 in. (105 cm.) x 40 in. (103 cm.)


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    The present chimneypiece in the gothic style is similar in form and decoration to chimneypieces from Shanbally Castle, Co. Tipperary built by John Nash (1752 - 1835) in 1812 (since demolished).
    Shanbally Castle - Figs 23/24 in The Architecture of John Nash, Terence Davis, 1960.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage