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Irish Country House Wardrobe

Fine example of Irish Vernacular Furniture

Dimensions

Height   7′          2140mm

Width   4′  6”     1370mm

Depth   2′  6.5”   770mm

Price on Request

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Early 19th Century carved Marble Chimney piece

A beautiful combination of classic white marble with French grey marble features.

Dimensions

Mantle length     4′  8.5”   1440mm

Mantle depth       1′ 1”        330mm

Overall height    3′  7”       1110mm

Ope Width          3′ 7”       1110mm

Ope Height         3′  1”      940mm

SY 11281     € 3,750

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Kilkenny Fossil Limestone & Carrara Marble Chimney Piece

Rare Irish Chimney Piece in George I style

Measurements

Mantle length      5′ 5”      1655mm

Mantle Depth          6”        160mm

Overall height    4′ 5”        1350mm

Ope Width         3′  7”       1110mm

Ope Height        3′  7”       1110mm

€ 8,500 + vat

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Bust Of Psyche

Galleria Pietro Bazzanti & Figlio— Florence

Period Early 1900’s

STYLE: White carrara Marble hand carved using the “Pointing” method

Psyche & Cupid – A Love Story

Psyche’s quest to win back Cupid’s love when it is lost to her first appears in The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius in the 2nd century AD. Psyche is a princess so beautiful that the goddess Venus becomes jealous. In revenge, she instructs her son Cupid to make her fall in love with a hideous monster; but instead he falls in love with her himself. He becomes her unseen husband, visiting her only at night. Psyche disobeys his orders not to attempt to look at him, and in doing so she loses him. In her search for him she undertakes a series of cruel and difficult tasks set by Venus in the hope of winning him back. Cupid can eventually no longer bear to witness her suffering or to be apart from her and pleads their cause to the gods. Psyche becomes an immortal and the lovers are married in heaven.

SY 10992.  € 2,750

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Co Laois, William IV, Bardiglio Imperiale Marble, Monumental Chimney Piece

 

Co Laois, William IV, Bardiglio Imperiale Marble, Monumental Chimney Piece.

In Original Condition

From the Mazza and Carrara district of Tuscany in Italy, Bardiglio marble is a compact, aphanitic lithotype, with a beautiful and elegant grey background, characterized by very thin dark grey veins running parallel to one another, that could also be, depending on the quarry and block of provenance, light grey or whitish in colour.  

Bardiglio marble is an easy limestone to work with, of medium hardness that if fitted both for interior applications and interior designs as marble floorings, facings, columns, decorations and decorative objects. The finishes that best enhance Bardiglio’s beauty are polishing, brushing, honing and sanding.

Small quantities of Bardiglio marble were imported to Ireland from 1700 onward. Due to the high cost of the imported marble only the finest Irish marble carvers were commissioned to produce pieces of outstanding quality.

Mantle Length.      6′ 4”.    1930mm

Mantle Depth        1′.           300mm

Overall Height.      4′ 4”.    1320mm

I.D Width.               4′.         1220mm

I.D Height.             3′ 7”      1100mm          

SY 11281.        € 8500 + Vat