This Italian late 19th century quite large scale, impressive and profusely carved, solid parcel gilt walnut wood chimney piece in the neo-Gothic style features eye-pleasing architectural details including twin fluted columns sculpted in the round, dog leg shaped opening and a molded mantle.
The frieze with central rectangular blocking featuring heavily carved flowers, rosette and leaf scrollwork is parcel gilt with gold leaves. Full rounded columns with carved capitals, wide nicely molded opening, useful wide mantle shelf and carved side panels enrich the shape of this Gothic Renaissance revival fireplace surround.
The inviting glow from a fireplace is just the spark of joy we all need this Christmas and this wonderful architectural sculpted chimney piece is the perfect frame for a warm and welcoming fireplace, a superb hand carved highly decorative fire surround in timeless neo-Gothic style made from a good colored solid flamed walnut and in great condition ready to enhance any room in which it is placed.
Solid stable and sturdy, wonderful patina, superb wood color grain and texture, minor wear. An old paper label “Colonel Ciro Rubino” behind (probably the name of one of the old owners)
Provenance: Private collection of a Roman attorney
Measures: H. 150, W. 140, D. 33 – Opening: H. 94, W. 65 cm, Shelf width 42 cm.