8 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 23,750
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
A GEORGE IV GOTHIC-REVIVAL GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
With linked quatrefoils and trefoil spandrels, inscribed in chalk 'V3143', apparently original plates and gilding
72 in. (183 cm.) high; 58¼ in. (148 cm.) wide
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Midford Castle was built in 1775 for Henry Disney Roebuck from designs by John Carter in the shape of a trefoil plan formed by three semi-circular towers conjoined in the gothic style. Michael Briggs and his wife, the author Isabel Colegate, bought Midford in 1961 and carried out extensive renovation, incorporating the chapel into the garden as a picturesque ruin.
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Geoffrey Bennison, 1965.
Michael Briggs, Midford Castle, Bath.