Fonthill: Morning Room – Italian Brocade Fireplace

Morning Room Fireplace by Karl Graf. Canon 5D MkIII, EF17-40mm f/4L @ 22mm, f/8.0, 0.3 sec, ISO 400

This dramatic fireplace dominates Mercer’s Morning Room.  The room faces North.  Light enters the room in the morning from the floor to ceiling windows on the left and from the right during the afternoon.  It is a very bright room throughout the day.  This fireplace is my favorite in Fonthill.  The Italian Brocade design is from a 16th century Sicilian tapestry.  Below is a detail of the design.

Morning Room Fireplace by Karl Graf. Italian Brocade design on Morning Room Fireplace

Elements of the design are separate tiles and can be used interchangeably to create various designs.  Compare this design with the design of the Italian Brocade in the Fonthill Entryway below.

141123_Entryway Italian Brocade by Karl Graf. Italian Brocade in Entryway Mosaic

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