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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 469

    A GEORGE IV GOTHIC-REVIVAL GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

    CIRCA 1825

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV GOTHIC-REVIVAL GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
    CIRCA 1825
    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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    Provenance

    Geoffrey Bennison, 1965.
    Michael Briggs, Midford Castle, Bath.