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AN ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT WHITE-PAINTED WOOD AND GESSO CHIMNEYPIECE
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AN ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT WHITE-PAINTED WOOD AND GESSO CHIMNEYPIECE

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

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AN ENGLISH PARCEL-GILT WHITE-PAINTED WOOD AND GESSO CHIMNEYPIECE
OF GEORGE II STYLE, BASICALLY 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT
The inverted breakfront shelf above a ribbon-tied swagged frieze centred by a tablet carved in relief with Cupid's head and quivers, flanked by herm jambs, with later grey marble slip
56 in. (142 cm.) high; 66 in. (168 cm.) wide; 9 ¾ in. (25 cm.) deep; interior height -- 39 in. (99 cm.) high; interior width -- 31 ¾ in. (80.5 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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