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148

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A George III giltwood pier mirror in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1780
Estimate
10,00015,000
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148

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

A George III giltwood pier mirror in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1780
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Celebration of the English Country House

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A George III giltwood pier mirror in the manner of Thomas Chippendale
circa 1780

the back with blue chalked inscription N & R / WINDOW...R...,and with an old label to one side inscribed Whitmarck(?)  / 2025.


height 9 ft. 6 in.; width 4 ft. 9 in.
289.6 cm; 144.8 cm
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Catalogue Note

Some aspects of the present pier mirror suggest the work of Thomas Chippendale the Younger, including its overall form as well as motifs published in his Sketches of Ornament, 1779.  The form is seen in an engraving of the salon at Brocket Hall, illustrated in James Paine's Noblemen and Gentlemen's Houses, 1783; see also C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, vol. II, p. 171, fig. 307.  The scrolls to the sides are seen in pier mirrors at Brocket Hall and Burton Constable as are the husk-draped urns (also in Chippendale's Sketches of Ornament), embellishing the sides of the present mirror.

 

A label with the inked inscription Whitmarsh 2025 is found on the scrolled element to the lower left corner.  The name on the label possibly refers to Lillian S. Whitmarsh, whose collection was sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, April 7-8, 1961; however, a mirror of this description does not appear in the sale catalogue.  The later backboards have the inscription in blue crayon No 2 R 4 / WINDOW  G Room

A Celebration of the English Country House

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New York