French hand-carved walnut fireplace
French, late 19th Century
Height 121cm, width 160cm, depth 45cm
This beautiful fireplace surround is a wonderful demonstration of wood carving. The fireplace is made from walnut, which has been intricately and artistically carved with a host of design motifs. The centre of the fireplace features a large scallop shell set within floral sprays, all of which are deftly carved in low relief. The sides of the fireplace feature scrolled brackets, likewise finished with floral motifs.