The Gower House Chimney-piece by Sir William Chambers

A carved Carrara marble chimney piece - frieze centred by a profile medallion of George II within a laurel garland flanked by a pair of dolphins.

Details

Medium:
Carrara marble
Dimensions:
190 x 254 cm
Art Fund grant:
£15,625 ( Total: £125,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Christopher Gibbs

The jambs in the form of Herculean warrior terms carved with tied laurel swags and fasces.

Provenance

Commisioned 2nd Earl Gower & 1st Marquess of Stafford; Robert Smith, 1st Earl Carrington 1807; 3rd Baron C. & 1st Earl C. 1886; Daws Hill House; Wycombe Abbey School; Sotheby's 15 Nov. 1995 (lot 60); Christopher Gibbs (see file for more details)

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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