• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 108

    A GEORGE III STYLE GILTWOOD MIRROR

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON

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    A GEORGE III STYLE GILTWOOD MIRROR
    LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON
    The arched cresting centred by a squirrel above the rectangular marginal mirror panel currounded by rocaille, rockwork and C-scrolls, various losses
    85½ in. (217 cm.) high; 50 in. (127 cm.) wide


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    The pier-glass pattern, designed in George II picturesque fashion with mirrored frame of rustic water-dripped and shrub-entwined pilasters, derives from Thomas Johnsons, Collection of Designs, 1758 (pl. 4; left side; also reissued in One Hundred and Fifty New Designs, 1761, pl. 22). Its squirrel can be related to those on mirrors, after another Johnson design, at Corsham Court, Wiltshire (see R. Edwards and M Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, 1955 fig. 75)

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage