An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose)
Lot 187
An impressive Italian 19th century white marbe fire surround
Sold for £44,450 (US$ 60,914) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose) An Italian white marble fire surround (in crates and loose)
An impressive Italian 19th century white marbe fire surround
the rectangular top above two standing female figural supports, each wearing drapery and holding flowers, the arched angles carved with scrolling foliage and flowers, the central cartouche carved with a flower-head, the interior with two brass-mounted gilt and white tile panels, on a square stepped base, approximately: 203cm wide, 51cm deep, 140cm high (79.5" wide, 20" deep, 55" high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Ralston House, Paisley.

    Ralston House was built circa 1810 by the architect David Hamilton. It was remodelled in 1864 by the architect Campbell Douglas, following the designs of Thomas Richardson, whose family subsequently let the house to various Glasgow shipping magnates. In 1890 Sir Charles Cayzer, 1st Baronet of Gartmore and founder of the shipping company Cayzer Irvine & Co. (which was to later evolve into the Clan Line and British & Commonwealth Shipping Company) purchased Ralston and again it was remodelled, this time by J & J Hutchison. The house was demolished in 1936 and the site is now the Ralston Golf Club. The present lot is shown at the end of the Ballroom at Ralston, photographed circa 1900, with its pair partially seen to the left.
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