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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The oval plate in a moulded frame surrounded by a further plate with interlaced vines, surrounded by shaped plates centred by a confronted C-scroll surmounted by a segmental pediment cresting wreathed with flowerheads, the reverse with paper label inscribed 'Drab(?) room', regilt, the plates replaced, one border plate cracked, some mouldings replaced, the central plate possibly original
    55¼ x 48 in. (140.5 x 122 cm.)


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    A similar rococo giltwood overmantel mirror formerly in the collection of Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk (1916-1995), Arundel Park, Sussex (see J. Martin Robinson, 'Arundel Park, Sussex: The House of the Late Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk', Country Life, 20 June 1996, p. 63, fig. 7), was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 15 November 1996, lot 45 (£43,300).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 2 May 2002, lot 118.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY