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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 676

    A CHARLES II SILVERED MIRROR

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES II SILVERED MIRROR
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The later rectangular bevelled plate within a foliate border, the frame carved in high relief with roses and foliage, with winged putti standing on each side, the later cresting with further putti bearing a wreath of flowers, the apron centred by a bird, the frame resilvered but with traces of an earlier layer of silvering, later backboard
    45¼ x 28½ in. (115 x 72.5 cm.)


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    A similar flower-wreathed mirror frame, richly fretted and carved with cupid's companions harvesting fruit, bears the arms granted in 1664 to Gough of Old Fallings Hall and Perry Hall, Staffordshire. The mirror, now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, is illustrated in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, vol. II, rev. ed., London, 1954, p. 313, fig. 7. Mirrors carved with 'boyes' were recorded in the 1675 inventory of the cabinet-maker Edward Traherne's shop and, judging by the quantity listed, were considered to be one of the most popular patterns. A similar mirror is illustrated in A. Bowett, English Furniture 1660-1714: From Charles II to Queen Anne, Woodbridge, 2002, p. 140, pl. 4:63.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Bought by the current owner from D.W. Wolsey Ltd, London, 1958.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN