Fireplace surround: stylized foliate motif

 
Fireplace surround: stylized foliate motif
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  • Title :     Fireplace surround: stylized foliate motif
  • Artist:     Thomas Jeckyll Designer Barnard, Bishop & Barnard Maker
  • Accession:     86.17.2
  • Country:     Great Britain Norwich
  • Date:     1873
  • Dimensions:     Inches 36 37 2, Centimeters 91.4 94.0 5.1
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Interior Design
  • Subject:     Metal/Metal Design , Interior Decoration , Architecture/Architectural Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     86.17.2.JPG
  • Tags:     Architecture~Interior Design
Description:
Cast iron fireplace surround with silvered bronze patina and thirteen Japanese inspired medallic decorations with different Japanese motifs including chrysanthemums, irises, cherry blossoms, morning glories, sunflowers, butterflies, dragonflies and other foliate motifs; numerous smaller medallions scattered around with abstract motifs; incised straight linear decorations on outer edges of fireplace from top to bottom; wavy linear decoration on inner edges near fireplace area; moveable central panel to control heating; three cross beams along bottom area.