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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 233

    A SCOTTISH GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A SCOTTISH GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR
    CIRCA 1760
    The rectangular bevelled plate within a pierced rockwork, acanthus and C-scroll frame, with pierced scallop shell cresting, and conforming apron, the sides hung with flower festoons, the reverse inscribed in pencil by an 18th century hand 'This to be gilded. No 1.', probably originally painted, later gilt
    68 x 32 in. (173 x 81 cm.)


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    The George II French picturesque form of window-pier mirror, known as pier-glass, was generally intended to reframe an early 18th century glass and was designated the Modern style in Thomas Chippendale's, Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, 1754. Roman foliage together with fruit and flowers, celebrating Peace and Plenty and Natures abundance, festoon the mirror's serpentined, antique-fretted and ribbon-scrolled frame, whose temple pediment is crowned by the shell love-badge of Venus, while its corners are scrolled with water-bubbled scallops.

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    Provenance

    Pitlow, Strathmiglo, Fife, Scotland.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the mirror plate for this lot is a 19th Century Mecury mirror plate and not as stated in the catalogued. This lot has a revised estimate of 5000-8000 GBP.