A FINE EMPIRE ORMOLU AND PATINATED BRONZE-MOUNTED GREEN GRANITE CHIMNEYPIECECIRCA 1805, STAMPED THOMIRE A PARIS

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The rectangular shelf above a frieze fitted with affronted griffons at the corners flanked by atheniennes linked by floral garlands centered by cinquefoil, each swag centered by a medallion depicting Ganymede and Zeus, Hercules and the Lion, Zeus, and Hebe and the Eagle, respectively, raised on term figures cast with winged Egyptian torsos continuing to scrolling acanthus leaves entwined with ormolu serpents. Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843)