29 November 2001
A GEORGE III STYLE WHITE AND SIENA MARBLE CHIMNEYPIECE
The breakfront stepped cornice with a simulated dentilled border, above a simulated fluted frieze centred by an urn, the simulated fluted columns headed by musical trophies and on plinth bases, with a fitted register grate with beaded borders and double-barred basket flanked by urn finials and above a pierced apron, with later portor marble rectangular hearth, the Siena marble aperture slip of later date
63½ in. (161 cm.) high; 76¾ in. (195 cm.) wide; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) deep
The register grate: 44½ in. (113 cm.) high; 42½ in. (107 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep
Bought by The Corporation of Lloyd's for Room 206 (the Chairman's Ante Room from 1958-1986) of the 1958 Building.
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This chimneypiece was acquired by the Corporation of Lloyd's for their 1958 building. This building is now being demolished and its chimneypieces are surplus to requirements.
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