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Dating from the early 19th century, a rare Carrara marble fireplace surmounted by a white statuary carved marble putto encircling a drapes. A carved frieze of roses adorns the lintel. It is flanked by sets of windings and scrolls. The jambs are adorned with ribbons and beads topped with lion heads. Appears at the base of the legs an acanthus leaf. Removed from the 3 Carlton Gardens in London, building which was built and designed by the architect and landscaper Sir Decimus Burton, in 1823.
Decimus Burton (1800-1881), having studied in Tonbridge School and then at the Royal Academy Schools, was essentially trained by his father architect James Burton. It was thanks to his father that Decimus was put in touch with John Nash, the urbanist and architect of King George IV. He was named to design the gardens and buildings adjacent to the new London Zoo. He also made a series of works in Hyde Park and Green Park, where two arches were built, creating a processional way for the monarch to Buckingham Palace at Hyde Park. He also created the pavilion of the Athenaeum Club in London built in 1829-1830, on which one can admire a replica of the Panathenaic frieze.
Decimus was one of the main representatives of the Greek Revival style of architecture, the influence of Ancient Rome was also very large in his work.
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Ref. : C3510
Dating from the early 19th century, a rare Carrara marble fireplace surmounted by a white statuary carved marble putto encircling a drapes. A carved frieze of roses adorns the lintel. It is flanked by sets of windings and scrolls. The jambs are adorned...