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A pair of late George II carved giltwood mirrors, circa 1755, in the manner of William and John Linnell

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Property of a Private Collector

A pair of late George II carved giltwood mirrors, circa 1755, in the manner of William and John Linnell

A pair of late George II carved giltwood mirrors, circa 1755, in the manner of William and John Linnell

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 GBP

Lot sold:

22,680

GBP

Property of a Private Collector

A pair of late George II carved giltwood mirrors

circa 1755, in the manner of William and John Linnell


of asymmetrical cartouche form, the sectional mirror plates within C-scroll and rocaille carved borders, the whole decorated with acanthus, palm sprays and floral garlands, re-gilt, later mirror plates

161cm. high, 75cm. wide; 5ft. 3 1/2 in., 2ft. 5 1/2 in.

In overall excellent restored condition a ready to place. Minor chips and losses to carving which has later gilding. Later mirror plates. Boldly carved and great scale.


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This exquisitely carved pair of mirrors is conceived in late George II ‘Rococo’ taste, as popularised by a number of influential pattern books including Mathias Lock’s A New Book of Ornaments (1752), Thomas Chippendale’s The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director (1754) and Thomas Johnson’s Collection of Designs (1758). Although they do not relate to a particular design, the treatment of the palm fronds and foliate garlands recall the output of the Berkeley Square cabinet-makers, upholsterers and carvers William (circa 1703 - 1763) and John Linnell (1729 - 1796).