A very important 19th century (Circa 1820) French Empire Sienna marble fireplace with elaborate ormolu enrichments to frieze and jambs. The fluted columns are surmounted by ormolu Corinthian capitals supporting shelf with egg and dart detail. In the opening there are the original cast iron interiors with the Napoleonic emblem of bees with which the Emperor is traditionally associated. Originally from the French embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The retail price of this item is £150,000 + VAT, however, all sensible offers will be considered.