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A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO PIER GLASSES, CIRCA 1740

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO PIER GLASSES, CIRCA 1740

A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO PIER GLASSES, CIRCA 1740

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

44,100

GBP

A PAIR OF IRISH GEORGE II GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO PIER GLASSES, CIRCA 1740


each surmounted by a broken-swan-neck pediment with a crest in the form of a martlet, with scrolls and foliage to the apron and sides, re-gilt

120cm. high, 68cm. wide; 3ft. 11¼in., 2ft. 2¾in.

This superb pair of mirrors have been conceived as a pair to face or be placed side by side to each other as the carved birds to each cresting face each other.

Re-gilt - but very well done and with traces of grey bole to isolated raised areas from rubbing. Plates are period but apparently re-silvered. Very minor lifting to applied carved elements. Cresting scrolls with sensitive repairs.

A very good and rare pair which are ready to place.


"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."

Supplied to either Sankey Winter, Archdeacon of Killala and Dean of Kildare (d.1736) for his Dublin house or his brother, Francis Winter (d.1743) and by descent in the Winter family at Agher House, Co. Meath until the house was demolished in 1947 when they were acquired by the collector, Hamilton Hunter;

Anonymous sale, HOK Fine Art, Dublin, 17 June 2004, lot 322

Illustrated in The Knight of Glin and James Peill, Irish Furniture, 2007, pl. 217