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A PARCEL-GILT WHITE PAINTED WOOD CHIMNEYPIECE

OF GEORGE II STYLE, BASICALLY 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT

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A PARCEL-GILT WHITE PAINTED WOOD CHIMNEYPIECE
OF GEORGE II STYLE, BASICALLY 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT
The tablet carved in relief with Cupid's head and quivers, flanked by ribbon tied drapery swags and herm jambs below the breakfront shelf
56½ in. (143.5 cm.) high; 66 in. (167.5 cm.) wide; 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) deep; the opening 40 in. (101.5 cm.) high; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) wide
Provenance
Christie's 'The T.Crowther & Son Collection of Architectural Furnishings', 12-14 October 1992, lot 683.
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Lot Essay

Designed in the Palladian manner, the nymph herm pilasters with draped shoulders derive from the Diana mantelpiece, designed by William Kent for the hall of Houghton, Norfolk and illustrated in F. Hoppus, The Gentleman and Builder's Repository, 1737, pl. LVI. The drapery frieze with central tablet, comprising Cupid's mask on a love trophy of his weapons, relates to a pattern published by W. Jones, The Gentleman or Builder's Companion, 1739, pl. 22.
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