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.
The Gower House Chimney-piece by Sir William Chambers, 17651765
© V&A Picture Library
- Carrara marble
- 190 x 254 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £15,625 ( Total: £125,000)
- Acquired in:
- Christopher Gibbs
The jambs in the form of Herculean warrior terms carved with tied laurel swags and fasces.
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)