With veined black marble top, the frieze with a pair of panthers around a tazza, the doors mounted with trophies and flanked with columnar uprights to each front corner, on later bun feet
3434 in. (88.5 cm.) high, 45 in. (114.5 cm.) wide, 1612 in. (42 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 20 April 2007, lot 64.
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The present lot recalls motifs from Ancient Rome and Greece, made popular by Thomas Hope’s Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807. A similar frieze mount depicting winged creatures flanking a central font is illustrated on plate 15, and a further design for a fireplace mounted on the cormers with similar profiles of Grecian heads is illustrated on plate 25. The central frieze also resembles an etching of ancient Rome by Charles Heathcote Tatham’s, first published between 1794-1796, plate 77 (illustrated in the online collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

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