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photoblog image Saltram - fireplace

Saltram - fireplace

 

With very unusual over-mantle.

 

Saltram - fireplace

 

With very unusual over-mantle.

 

comments (10)

it is a magnificent art work above and beside the fireplace Tom... nicely framed....petersmile
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Peter.
Very unusual, indeed, Tom. Let's hope the heat from the fire never "destroys" the handiwork.
Tom Wilson: I don't think the fire is ever lit these days, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Jul 2016, 07:17
Some sort of pastoral idyll with cherubs & possibly angels?
Tom Wilson: I think you've nailed it, Chris.
  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 15 Jul 2016, 08:06
How impressive is that!
Tom Wilson: Very, innit?
This incredible baroque fireplace would drive me mad Tom, I would be constantly distracted when trying to watch telly.
Tom Wilson: If you put the TV on the opposite wall, you wouldn't have a problem, Chad smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jul 2016, 13:36
Quite something. In the middle Samson is wrestling a lion. Mantle is held up by two Greek philosophers and Julius Caesar is ruler of the roost, while some shenanigans is going on in the world of the Greek gods. Some great sculpting.
Tom Wilson: There must be a story there - perhaps the idea was to invent stories to fit the scene, on a cold winter's night with the fire blazing.
I always find the fireplaces of interest in these grand houses.
Tom Wilson: They can be special.
Robert Adam really going for it?
Tom Wilson: Could be - I haven't found out whether this was an Adam piece or not, but I guess it could be.
Looks like pressed gold...
Tom Wilson: It's all happening too!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 16 Jul 2016, 07:11
They certainly have a mix of styles here, Tom

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