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Details of Early Georgian Fireplaces

One of 4 original pine and gesso surrounds we recently bought which were in storage from an old development on Queen street in Edinburgh's new town, we also bought some of the mangled remains of the beautiful cast inserts which had been fished out of the skips there. Unbelievable. Anyway, this is the best of the bunch; good condition, elegant swags, typical urns in the corners supported by stylised dolphins and all the rest of the usual imagery associated with plentiful bounty, grapes and vine leaves, baskets of fruit etc. Whilst always meant to be painted, over the last 250 years there has been quite a build up of paint so that some of the intricate detailing has become more obscured. These fires can be stripped, and I've done 1 or 2 myself, but they are an absolute labour of love, you have to use special strippers and take your time ( like weeks). If I was buying this I would either repaint it or else have it fitted and then, during those long winter evenings, slowly work on it, bit by bit (as long as the fire isn't lit and the area is well ventilated).
Or if you are lucky enough to have some spare cash-get someone to professionally strip it, but this can run into many hundreds of pounds.

Ref: 2099


Height and Width: 137.2 cm's by 172.7 cm's
(54'' by 68'')

Inset Height and Width: 100 cm's by 100 cm's
(393/8'' by 393/8'')

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