Property from an Important Private Collection
A GEORGE III CARVED PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED PIER MIRROR, CIRCA 1760
the divided plates with a pavilion cresting and ho-ho birds perched on the shoulders, some redecoration
187cm high, 106cm wide; 6ft. 1¾in., 3ft. 5¾in.
A charming mirror in excellent restored condition. Painted and gilded surface probably later. Marginal plates possibly replaced. Central mirror plate with one or two small losses to silvering, as evident in the catalogue image. Generally with very minor chips and losses to carved detail and decorated surface.
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Acquired from Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2007.
This exquisitely carved mirror is conceived in the George III ‘Rococo’ style popularised by the publication of Mathias Lock’s A New Book of Ornaments (1752), Thomas Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1754) and Thomas Johnson’s Collection of Designs (1758).