An elegant, neoclassical, Regency, white Statuary marble chimneypiece
A fine Regency neoclassical chimneypiece of white statuary marble. The central tablet sculpted with a reclining muse, probably Erato, reading a book. She is flanked by a celestial globe, a lyre with a scroll of music, and a laden bookcase, gathering inspiration for her Lyric and Love poetry. The ends of the frieze with floral decorated end blocks upheld by tapering reeded quiver shaped torches.
Provenance: 11 Hertford Street Mayfair London designed and built by Henry Holland and his father. Henry lived at number 17