The pier glasses, designed in the 1770s George III 'Roman' fashion, are crowned by festive laurel-wreathed and palm-flowered sacred urns whose Grecian Doric-fluted altar pedestals are festooned with veils draped from Bacchic thyrsic wands; while 'Apollo' sunflowers emerge at the bases. An example by the same maker featuring an identical carved surround but with an oval plate is illustrated in H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, New York, n.d. [c. 1910-11], vol. III, p. 78, fig. 76. The mirror at the time of publication was in the possession of Messrs. Colling and Young.