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A Pair of George III Giltwood mirrors in the manner of Thomas Johnson, circa 1760
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A Pair of George III Giltwood mirrors in the manner of Thomas Johnson, circa 1760

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H.M. Luther, New York
Sotheby's New York, June 7, 1986, lot 186 ($143,000)

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This lot is related to a design for a mirror appearing in Plate CLXVII of the third edition of Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (1762) that includes a fox and a bird holding a morsel of food in its beak.
The mirrors also show the influence of the woodcarver and draughtsman Thomas Johnson (1714-1778), whose series of designs published in the 1750s including Twelve Girandoles (1750) and A New Book of Ornaments (1758) were, like the Director, seminal in disseminating the English rococo style to a wider audience. Johnson's work often incorporated animal motifs based on Francis Barlow's illustrations to Aesop's Fables from 1687, and the scene on these mirrors could refer to the fable of either the Fox and the Stork or the Fox and the Crow. 

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