• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    A WILLIAM IV WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT MIRROR

    IN THE MANNER OF GIBBON, BY WILLIAM CRIBB, CIRCA 1830

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    A WILLIAM IV WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT MIRROR
    IN THE MANNER OF GIBBON, BY WILLIAM CRIBB, CIRCA 1830
    The oval plate in a scrolled foliate frame carved with flowers, fruit and pea pods with an inner fluted surround, stencilled to reverse 'FROM W.CRIBB LOOKING GLASS WAREHOUSE KING STREET, COVENT GARDEN LONDON', minor losses, redecorated
    59½ x 43½ in. (151 x 110 cm.)


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    William Cribb, carver and gilder, was established at 34 King St, Covent Garden from 1820- 61. He also traded as a picture and print dealer and publisher, and as a furniture-maker, suppling a series of tables to the Duke of Devonshire for Chatsworth in 1834, one of which is illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700 - 1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 165, fig. 259. On the basis of this group of furniture it has been suggested that Robert and William Cribb were the principal manufacturers of 'Kentian Revival' furniture in the 19th Century (Geoffrey Beard, 'Kentian Furniture by James Richards and others', Apollo, vol. 157, January 2003, pp. 37-41).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    P. Macquoid, A Hisory of English Furniture: The Age of Walnut, London, 1905, p.92, fig. 86 (illustrated).