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A late George II carved giltwood pier mirror, circa 1760

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Property of a Lady

A late George II carved giltwood pier mirror, circa 1760

A late George II carved giltwood pier mirror, circa 1760

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

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Property of a Lady

A late George II carved giltwood pier mirror, circa 1760


the frame boldly carved with gothic and rococo motifs, the central rectangular plate surmounted by acanthus and pierced scrolling tendrils, with later ho-ho birds to each shoulder and flanked by pilasters, the marginal plates within borders of floral swags, acanthus scrolls and gothic architectural detailing, re-gilt

209cm. high, 120cm. wide; 6ft. 10¼in., 3ft. 11¼in.

In overall good restored condition. Ho-ho birds replaced shortly after acquisition from the Sibbersfield Hall sale in 1974 and a copy of the original catalogue image is available on request. Gilding is good but probably a later surface. Some minor chips and repairs to carved detail as to be expected, similarly to gilt gesso surface. Some upper marginal plates possibly replaced - although difficult to determine - and central plate with typical small losses to silvering. Well drawn with extremely fine, life-like carving.


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Formerly in the collection of Mr. Geoffrey Campbell Bushby of Sibbersfield Hall, Churton until sold Jackson-Stops & Staff in partnership with Wingett & Son, A Highly Important Sale of the Entire Contents of Sibbersfield Hall, 11-12 December 1974, lot 383;
thence by descent.
This remarkable giltwood mirror, with its elaborately carved frame, is conceived in the late George II ‘Rococo’ style as 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). Beautifully drawn, aspects of the design can be seen in the output of each of these towering figures, all of whom embraced a confluence of French, Gothic and Chinese influences.

The mirror was acquired in the 20th century for Sibberesfield Hall, Churton by Mr. Geoffrey Campbell Bushby (d. 1973). A cotton magnate, Bushby was typical of the collectors of his day, amassing an outstanding group of Georgian furniture.