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Paine Chimneypiece

An important George III dove-grey and statuary marble chimneypiece, designed by James Paine, circa 1765.

Height: 68in / 173cm
Width: 86in / 218cm
Depth: 11.5in / 29cm

Height: 50in / 127cm
Width: 54in / 137cm



Further Information
Axwell Park, County Durham.

Axwell Park was built for Sir Thomas Clavering (1719-1794) to the designs of the great neoclassical architect James Paine. Building commenced in 1758. The distinctive design of carved ribbon-tied floral swags was used recurrently by Paine in his designs for chimneypiece friezes, as for instance at Weston Park in Staffordshire and Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. The present chimneypiece was photographed by Bedford Lemere in the Billiard Room at Axwell in 1886.

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