A late 18th century Statuary and Sienna marble Chimney-piece from the workshop of Richard Westmacott.

Lamentably the removal of Chimney-pieces from their original locations during the 20th Century often resulted in them being cut down in height. The restoration of this Chimney-piece involved the reconstruction of around four inches of both jambs, and was aided by the surviving drawing in the RIBA drawings collection, attributed to Westmacott's workshop. The cleaned Statuary marble contrasts beautifully with the Sienna marble ground. The central tablet represents the Birth of the poet Lucan. Courtesy of Nicholas Gifford-Mead