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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 33

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

    CIRCA 1765, POSSIBLY IRISH

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
    CIRCA 1765, POSSIBLY IRISH
    With later mirror plate, regilt
    30 in. (76 cm.) high, 54 in. (137 cm.) wide


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    This overmantel mirror has similarities to Irish mirrors of the 18th Century. Rusticated columns are a common feature on Irish mirrors and can be seen on a giltwood pier glass by Francis and John Booker of circa 1765 (see The Knight of Glin and J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 266, cat. no. 243).

    Provenance

    The Leidesdorf family and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN