Late 18th c. Irish Chimneypiece with Bossi Inlay
Late 18th c. Irish Chimneypiece with Bossi Inlay

Late 18th c. Irish Chimneypiece with "Bossi" Inlay

18th century Ireland

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An attractive and decorative late 18th century Irish chimneypiece in Statuary marble with richly coloured and figured Convent Siena marble flanking the pilasters and framing the aperture.

The pilasters are decorated with the vibrantly coloured inlay or “Bossi” work that was produced in the workshops of Dublin chimney piece makers in the late 18th century, depicting ribbon tied bell drops beneath corner blocks displaying garlands. The chimneypiece has a central frieze tablet carved with a fruit filled Urn flanked by foliate swags.
The chimneypiece was removed from Glyde Court, near Tallanstown in County Louth, Southern Ireland. Glyde Court, which now lies in a state of terminal disrepair was built in the late 18th century and was the home of the Foster Baronets, whose extended family included Lady Elizabeth Hervey, notorious for her relationship with Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire.
Height 1283.00 cm (505.12 inches)
Width 1645.00 cm (647.64 inches)
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194 - 200 Battersea Park Road
SW11 4ND

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