Overview

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
VARIOUS PROPERTIES
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

Details
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
The triple rectangular plate divided by hung flowers and foliage in a pierced rockwork and C-scroll frame decorated with acanthus, with a foliate cresting, the apron centred by confronting C-scrolls, restorations and refreshments to the gilding, some losses to the extremities, the central plate associated
61½ in. x 36 in. (156 cm. x 91 cm.)
Provenance
The Hays Family, Glasgow, in the 18th Century, latterly of Canterbury.
Thence by descent.

Lot Essay

The overmantel-frame may have been designed to incorporate the glass from an early 18th Century mirror, and with its serpentine form, rustic trees, pagoda-swept cornices, and Gothic quatrefoils, it relates to patterns for picturesque frames published in Thomas Johnson's, One Hundred and Fifty New Design, London, 1758.

A related C-scroll and acanthus-carved mirror was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 12 July 1990, lot 48, while another similar mirror is illustrated in G. Wills, English Looking Glasses, London, 1965, pl. 80.
;

More from Fine English Furniture including the Collis Collection

View All
View All