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    Sale 5410

    The Sunday Sale

    20 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 160

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT AND MARQUETRY CUSHION FRAME MIRROR

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT AND MARQUETRY CUSHION FRAME MIRROR
    Late 17th century
    Surmounted by a pierced and arched crest of a stylised coronet between two serpents above scrolling marquetry of flowers, foliage and birds surrounding the rectangular bevelled plate, with later parcel-gilt moulded border
    50 in. (127 cm.) high; 32¼ in. (82 cm.) wide


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    The triumphal-arched pier-glass is marquetried in the Louis Quatorze fashion, and with its moulded frame inlaid with flowers issuing from Roman foliage it relates to one formerly in the Percival Griffiths collection (see R. Edwards, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964 p.352 fig.10). Amongst other related pier-glasses is the 'Looking glasse frame of Ebony flower'd' listed in the 1679 inventory of Ham House, Middlesex ; and one with mosaiced floral compartments supplied in the early 1680s to Levens Hall, Cumbria and attributed to the Ludgate Hill cabinet-maker Thomas Pistor (see P. Thornton, The Furnishing and Decoration of Ham House, Furniture History, 1980; and A. Turpin, Thomas Pistor, Father and Son, and Levens Hall, Furniture History, 2000, pp.43-60 and fig. 2.)

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