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A REGENCY GILTWOOD CONVEX GIRANDOLE MIRROR

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A REGENCY GILTWOOD CONVEX GIRANDOLE MIRROR
EARLY 19TH CENTURY

The molded surround surmounted by a spread eagle and pendant berried branches, the base with entwined serpents, mounted with a pair of scrolling candle arms, bearing the paper label 'R. CRIBB, GLASS AND PICTURE-FRAME MAKER, AND PRINT-SELLER, NO. 288 NEAR GREAT TURNSTREET, HOLBORN' 50in. (127cm.) high, 31½in. (80cm.) wide

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Robert Cribb is recorded at his High Holborn Street address from 1790 until 1834. His son joined the business in 1806 when the firm became known as Cribb & Son, thus dating this mirror to before 1806. A giltwood side table at Chatsworth in the manner of William Kent is signed and dated 'R. Cribb Fecit 1834' and Sir Joshua Reynolds used a frame maker by the name of Cribb who is likely to be this maker (G. Beard and C. Gilbert, ed., Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp.208-209).
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