Fireplace

Mahogany, marble, brass, 64 x 81 x 9 1/2 in.

Possibly commissioned from A. H. Davenport Co., 1895

The Speaker's office features dark mahogany paneling accented by a carved frieze of swags and reeded egg-and-dart moldings. A handsome fireplace contains a red and ochre marble hearth and face, with carved pilasters and a frieze of classical urns and anthemion. Brass fittings and tools have been retained for this as well as a similar, equally majestic hearth in the adjacent office. Doorways in this room incorporate broken scroll pediments beneath intricately carved cornices.

historical object of Fireplace