A 19thc statuary chimneypiece by Sir Robert Smirke

A 19thc statuary chimneypiece by Sir Robert Smirke

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A fine 19th century statuary marble chimneypiece designed by Sir Robert Smirke (1780-1867) for Newton Don House (Kelso) and commissioned by Sir Alexander Don in 1817.

 This chimneypiece has a rectangular shelf above a moulded panelled frieze flanked either side by square blockings each carved with a stylised floral roundel above a guilloche moulding. The unstopped Doric fluted pilaster panels and outgrounds with delineated panels all running into solid statuary marble plinth blocks.

 The style of this chimneypiece with its restrained decoration and geometric form reflects perfectly the austere Greek Revival style of Newton Don house and that most favoured by Smirke.  Restored.

 Sir Robert Smirke was one of Britain’s best known 19th century architects and his most famous and largest building wasthe British Museum, Bloomsburybuilt between 1823-1846.

STOCK NUMBER 3849

Measurements
WIDTH: 69 ½ INS (175 CMS)
HEIGHT: 50 ¼ INS (127 CMS)
DEPTH: 13 ½ INS (34 CMS)
INTERIOR WIDTH: 44 INS (112 CMS)
INTERIOR HEIGHT: 41 ½ INS (105.5 CMS)

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