The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Chimney-piece
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • France
  • c. 1752
  • Breccia marble, steel, gilt bronze and cast iron
  • Object size: 126.6 x 174.7 x 31.5 cm, with 19th century additions
  • F89
  • Cloakroom
Further Reading
  • Possibly north wall, grand cabinet of Madame Adélaïde, Versailles, by 1752; tried against the west wall, same room, now the salle à manger du Roi, in 1769, by Louis XV; also in 1769, east wall, salle à manger des seigneurs, becoming by 1774, salon des jeux, Louis XVI; moved sometime after 13 February 1835. Installed in Breakfast Room, Hertford House, 1872-5; probably acquired by Sir Richard Wallace.