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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A very fine Irish 18th Century design inlaid marble Chimneypiece in the manner of Pietro Bossi."
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background, with red figures depicting Daphne and Apollo; the whole set within a laurel
crown and a thin red line border. This is suspended by a ribbon bow looped through the
top and which in turn suspend garlands of ivy leaves hanging from two more bows to
either side. The terminal blockings inlaid with a laurel sprig and an oak leaf and acorn
branch crossed and tied together with a blue ribbon. The jambs headed by a blue ribbon
from which hangs a long ribbon terminating in a bell flower. Overlaid on this are laurel
and oak leaf branches which descend the whole of the jamb and which cross and recross
each other to form six loops, knotted at the bottom with a ribbon. Within the
fourth of these, and tied by a knot in the ribbon, is an upright oval panel. That to the
left jamb depicts a muse which are ancient classical figures that personify knowledge
and the arts, especially literature, dance and music. That to the right shows Melpomene
the muse of tragedy with her short sword. The whole standing on foot blocks of
conforming shape to the jambs and surmounted by a moulded shelf breakfront above the
|Height||1829.00 cm||(720.08 inches)|
|Width||1448.00 cm||(570.08 inches)|
|Depth||178.00 cm||(70.08 inches)|