A George II gilt-lead mounted carved giltwood mirror, circa 1740, in the manner of William Kent
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
Property of a Private Collector
A George II gilt-lead mounted carved giltwood mirror
circa 1740, in the manner of William Kent
of architectural form, the later rectangular plate within a sanded ground border with rosette-and-dart and reel-twist mouldings, surmounted with a pediment with egg-and-dart and dentil frieze above two eagle heads issuing from carved foliate scrolls, mounted with gilt-lead rosettes, the reverse inscribed in crayon 'FROM HARRIS' and in chalk 'E1106 / X HARRIS' with label inscribed 'Harris / 8-9', re-gilt
147cm. high, 105cm. wide, 15cm. deep; 4ft. 10in., 3ft. 5¼in., 6in.
An impressive mirror with typical minor chips. losses and craquelure to carved detail, sanded areas and gilded surface. Gilding possibly later although of some age, with later varnish and minor areas of retouching. Plate apparently later although of aged appearance and with losses to silvering upper left corner. Possibly lacking two gilt-lead rossettes to lower corners and gilt-lead elements with chips and losses.
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