A George II statuary and Sienna marble antique fireplace mantel

After WILLIAM KENT (1685-1748)

A George II statuary and Sienna marble antique fireplace mantel

18th century England

Offered by Jamb

£48,000 gbp
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Carved with a fabulous Aurora mask. The moulded shelf protruding in the centre and over the jambs. The frieze is centred with a well carved mask of Aurora, the personification of dawn, (Gk. Eos) who flew across the sky announcing the arrival of the sun, and here symbolises the coming pleasures of the evening and night. This is flanked by panels of richly veined and coloured Sienna marble. The tapering statuary pilaster jambs on Sienna background carved with inverted flowering husks of flowers and are capped with fluted scrolling brackets. The opening with egg and dart, (good and evil) mirroring those on the shelf ; the whole raised on foot blocks. Restoration and replacements throughout lifespan.
Excellent, restored
Height 1197.00 mm (47.13 inches)
Width 1225.00 mm (48.23 inches)
External Height 1638.00 mm (64.49 inches)
External Width 2105.00 mm (82.87 inches)
External Depth 190.00 mm (7.48 inches)
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Carved Aurora and statuary Marble

95–97 Pimlico Road,
United Kingdom

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