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An Important George III Style Carved White Marble Fireplace

An Important George III Style Carved White Marble Fireplace

REF No. B64760

England, Circa 1900

H   142 cm | 55 in
W   194 cm | 76 in
D   23 cm | 9 in

This fireplace formerly formed part of the furnishings of Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire.

Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire was built to designs by Stiff Leadbetter during the late 1750's for Simon 1st Earl Harcourt (1714-1777), who was a close confidante of George II and Governor to his grandson, the Prince of Wales, later George III. Between 1760 and 1764 further interior detailing was undertaken by James Stuart, including a chimneypiece for the dining room and the drawing room ceiling. During the latter part of the Eighteenth Century, alterations were carried out by Lancelot Brown in conjunction with Henry Holland for the 2nd Earl Harcourt. The house remained unaltered until the Nineteenth Century when Sir Robert Smirke carried out a series of improvements, including the addition of a South wing circa 1832.

Provenance

This fireplace formerly formed part of the furnishings of Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire.

Nuneham Park, Oxfordshire was built to designs by Stiff Leadbetter during the late 1750's for Simon 1st Earl Harcourt (1714-1777), who was a close confidante of George II and Governor to his grandson, the Prince of Wales, later George III. Between 1760 and 1764 further interior detailing was undertaken by James Stuart, including a chimneypiece for the dining room and the drawing room ceiling. During the latter part of the Eighteenth Century, alterations were carried out by Lancelot Brown in conjunction with Henry Holland for the 2nd Earl Harcourt. The house remained unaltered until the Nineteenth Century when Sir Robert Smirke carried out a series of improvements, including the addition of a South wing circa 1832.

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