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Fireplace - Chimneypiece

Chimneypiece

  • Object:

    Fireplace

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1580 - ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved limestone

  • Museum number:

    127:1, 2-1907

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This chimneypiece / fireplace was removed from a house called Market Garden, Baker Street in Enfield, Middlesex, which supposedly has formed part of the lodge of a mansion, now destroyed.

The upper part of the jambs and lower edge of the architrave have deep mouldings, with a square rosette beneath on each side. The frieze has a grotesque mask in a scrolled cartouche in the centre, flanked by symmetrical devices of vases with pea-pods and cherries, birds, apes, fruit and scrolls.

Physical description

The upper part of the jambs and lower edge of the architrave have deep mouldings, with a square rosette beneath on each side. The frieze has a grotesque mask in a scrolled cartouche in the centre, flanked by symmetrical devices of vases with pea-pods and cherries, birds, apes, fruit and scrolls.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1580 - ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved limestone

Dimensions

Height: 147.32 cm, Width: 172.72 cm greatest width

Object history note

From a house called Market Garden, Baker Street in Enfield, Middlesex, which is reputed to have formed part of the lodge of a mansion, now destroyed.
Bought (with 128-1907) for £100.

Historical context note

Purchased together with a stone chimneypiece held by the Furniture and Woodwork department.

Descriptive line

Fireplace / chimneypiece (part of), limestone, from a house in Enfield, called Market Garden, England, ca. 1580-1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1907, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 21
Bilbey, Diane and Trusted, Marjorie. British Sculpture 1470-2000. A Concise Catalogue of the Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2002, p.32, cat.no. 49

Materials

Limestone

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Rosette; Apes; Mask; Cherries; Vases; Fruit; Birds

Categories

Architectural fittings; Architecture; Sculpture

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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