Eagle Victrix Fireplace
|Exterior width||1822 mm (71 ¾")|
|Exterior height||1594 mm (62 ¾")|
|Interior width||1349 mm (53 ⅛")|
|Interior height||1175 mm (46 ¼")|
|Jamb width*||1632 mm (64 ¼")|
Eagle Victrix Georgian Fireplace
Based on the 'mighty fowl' from excavations at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, which Horace Walpole bought for his 'Gothick' villa of Strawberry Hill. Sir William Hamilton had a similar one.
As a symbol of the new republic it became an instant hit in the United States, where a variant by Robert Wellford of Philadephia is preserved in the Winterhur Musem, Delaware. The eagle also featured as a heraldic device for various families, such as the Munroes and the Grahams, and was frequently celebrated in architecture.
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