18th c. William Kent White Marble Mantel
62 7/8″x 5 3/4″x 50 5/8″h
An Early 18th c. William Kent Carved Statuary White Marble Mantelpiece.
9″x 37″h leg, 54″x 9″h frieze, 62 7/8″x 4 5/8″h top section, 36″x 37″h interior
Kent’s design for this chimneypiece was published as plate 22 in Isaac Ware’s Designs of Inigo Jones and others of 1731. There is a chimneypiece of this model in the Blue Velvet Room at Chiswick, supplied in around 1728 and another at Holkham in statuary and portor marble.