An Italian Renaissance style carved marble chimney surround
after a model by Giuliano da Sangallo (Florentine, circa 1443-1516) in the Palazzo Gondi, Florence
fourth quarter 19th century
The upper section with a large panel carved in relief with scrolling foliage, flowers and birds and centered by a medallion depicting Zephyr abducting Chloris, flanked by a putto with avian wings and another with butterfly wings, each standing on a plinth inscribed M.D, surmounted by a rectangular plaque carved with the Harvey family motto SERVATE FIDEM CINERI (Keep the promise made to the ashes of your forefathers), the mantel carved with the Triumph of Neptune, flanked by trophies and supported by pilasters richly carved with masks and foliage.
height 101in (256.5cm); width 75 3/4in (192.5cm); depth 13 1/4in (33.5cm)
- Please note that due to the comprehensive nature of the de-installation process of this lot, Bonhams has made arrangements for the removal of lot 1157 on
Tuesday April 30, 2013. All subsequent dismantling, transport and
storage fees will by assumed by the buyer of this lot. Please contact
Bonhams for any further inquiries. Storage of this lot after April 30th will be at Cadogen Tate Fine Art Storage Limited.