Neo Classique mantel. Lintel topped by a... - Lot 108 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage

Lot 108
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Neo Classique mantel. Lintel topped by a... - Lot 108 - Paris Enchères - Collin du Bocage
Neo Classique mantel.
Lintel topped by a sculpted putto in statuary marble holding a sheet whose folds fall theatrically on the edge of the lintel, revealing a frieze of roses also sculpted.
A clock is inserted in the sheet held by the putto; the movement is decorative, it does not work. The clock is flanked by scrolls and parchment decorations.
The jambs with inverted volutes are decorated with ribbons and pearls and surmounted by lions' heads. An acanthus leaf appears at the base of the jambs.
Origin : 3 Carlton Gardens in London, building designed and built by the English landscape architect Sir Decimus Burton in 1823 (I. 05/15)
Decimus Burton (1800-1881), after studying at Tonbridge School and then at the Royal Academy School, was mainly trained by his father, the architect James Burton. It is thanks to the latter that Decimus was put in contact with John Nash, town planner and appointed architect to King George IV. He was appointed to design the gardens and buildings adjacent to the new London Zoo. He also carried out, among other things, a series of works in Hyde Park and Green Park, where two arches were built, creating a processional route for the monarch from Buckingham Palace to Hyde Park. He was also the architect of the pavilion of the Athenaeum Club of London built in 1829-1830, on which one can admire a life-size replica of the Panathenaeum frieze.
Decimus was one of the main representatives of the Greek Revival style in the revival of architecture, the influence of Ancient Rome permeates all his work.
About 1820.
White marble of Carrara.
Height 165 cm - Width 150 cm - Depth 40 cm
Fireplace 86 x 100 cm.
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