Chimneypiece in the main drawing room, Lichfield house

Chimneypiece in the main drawing room, Lichfield house

Chimneypiece in the main drawing room
Lichfield house
James Stuart
1764-6
Carving attributed to the Scheemakers workshop
Photographed in 1958
Courtesy of City of London, London Metropolitan Archives

The white marble chimneypiece in the main drawing room is almost identical to that in the Great Room at Spencer House, with its figures of Bacchus and the lion taken from the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens. At Lichfield House, however, the masks on the capitals are female, rather than Apollonian.