The entire fireplace is done in ormolu!!! The fender around the base encloses the front opening of the fireplace. In front of the fender is a beaded line that encircles the base. This is repeated on the edge of the mantle!! The long mirror has three borders and is made as a whole part of the fireplace. The magnificent top of the mirror has a highly decorative motif raised like an egg in the center. The last photo displays the back of the fireplace that has a green silk-like backing on cardboard that holds the mirror in place. There are brackets on the mirror, on all four sides. This fireplace is truly a work of art in great condition.
Circa: 19th Century