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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 34

    A QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR

    EARLY 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD PIER MIRROR
    EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The divided arched rectangular and bevelled plate within a moulded surround, with later foliate spandrels fitted with candle branch sockets, originally with a cresting and with the candle branches hung below the bottom edge, the mirror apparently original
    55 ½ x 28 in. (141 x 71 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Possibly John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (d. 1722) and thence by descent at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, until around 1947.
    Acquired from J. M. Botibol, 20, 26, 28 & 30 Hanway Street, London, 6 May 1947 ('To a fine Queen Anne Looking Glass with original Vauxhall plate in a carved and gilt frame. Formerly at Blenheim Palace. £150', the receipt endorsed by R.W.Symonds)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT COLLECTION FORMED BY R. W. SYMONDS FOR MR. & MRS. JACK STEINBERG (LOTS 33-35)