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Londonderry House Chimneypiece

A Roman statuary marble chimneypiece, for the English market, circa 1800.

The frieze finely carved in relief with Grecian figures, the jambs carved with torchère in the manner of Piranesi. Shelf replaced.

The Marquesses of Londonderry, Londonderry House, Park Lane;
thence by descent in the family until 2019.

Height: 53.75in./ 136.5cm
Width: 84.5in. / 215cm
Depth: 9in. / 23cm

Height: 37in./ 94cm
Width: 54in. / 137cm

The twelve Gods in the frieze are taken from an ancient wellhead in the Capitoline Museums, Rome.

This chimneypiece was removed when Londonderry House was demolished in 1962 and has remained in storage with the family since then.

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