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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 272

    A GILTWOOD OVAL MIRROR

    OF GEORGE III STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GILTWOOD OVAL MIRROR
    OF GEORGE III STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
    The scrolled foliate cresting hung with rockwork and with later foliate finials, above a rockwork, guilloche and cabochon oval frame wrapped with acanthus and supporting a pair of ho-ho birds
    47½ x 33½ in. (121 x 85 cm.)


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    The pattern for this picturesque Roman-medallioned mirror with confronted exotic birds largely derives from Thomas Johnson, Collection of Designs, 1758 (pl. 10, left side; and reissued in One Hundred and Fifty New Designs, 1761, pl. 55).

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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.


    Provenance

    With Messrs John Keil, Ltd, circa 1960.


    Literature

    G.Wills, English Looking-glasses, London, 1965, p.99; pl.88.