Designs for similar mirrors were illustrated by Matthias Lock (1710-1765) in Six Sconces, published in 1744 (cf. J.F. Hayward, `Furniture Designed and Carved by Matthias Lock, for Hinton House, Somerset', Connoisseur, December 1960, pp. 284-86). See a period mirrors sold these Rooms, Important English Furniture, 30 June 2004, lot 127.
In overall good condition. With very minor marks, chips and scratches. The white surface with residual surface marks which would lighten with cleaning, according to taste. A highly decorative mirror. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."