• 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 5

    A VICTORIAN STONE CHIMNEYPIECE

    PROBABLY CIRCA 1880, OF GOTHIC REVIVAL TASTE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A VICTORIAN STONE CHIMNEYPIECE
    PROBABLY CIRCA 1880, OF GOTHIC REVIVAL TASTE
    The frieze with a band of strapwork ornament carved in low relief
    58 in. (148 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.5 cm.) wide; the opening 37 in. (94 cm.) x 43 in. (110 cm.)


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    Although Chapel Farmhouse originally dated from the 17th century it underwent considerable renovation in the early part of the 20th century by the architect Charles Bowles who restored it to be in keeping with its original Jacobean appearance. It seems very likely that the current chimneypiece with its Jacobean style strap work to the frieze would have been installed during these renovations, but appears to be of earlier manufacture.

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    Provenance

    New Chapel Farmhouse, Sussex.