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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES

CIRCA 1775

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
CIRCA 1775
Each with floriform cresting abova an oval mirror plate within scrolling berried laurel branches issuing three candlearms, with fluted base hung with ivy, wired for electricity, the reverse of one with pencil inscription '#5520,' with Ford Inventory No. E-3 A& B
55 ½ (141 cm.) high, 26 ¼ (67 cm.) wide
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The design of these elegant girandoles, with their finely carved laurel branches and distinctive shelf reflect the more delicate neo-classicism popular in the late 1770s as seen in a design for girandoles from George Hepplewhite’s (1727-1786) The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterers Guide (1778) plate 115 as well as a drawing by the architect James Wyatt (1746-1813)  for a  girandole for Heveningham Hall, Suffolk (J.M. Robinson, James Wyatt Architect to George III, New Haven, 2012, p.165, figs. 167-168).  Closely related examples include a single girandole with Mallett, London,  illustrated in C. Musgrave, Adam Hepplewhite and Other Neo Classical Furniture, London, 1966, p.212, fig. 162, a single girandole sold anonymously at Christie’s, London, 6 October 1985, lot 76 and a pair sold anonymously at Christie’s, London, 12 October 1985, lot 97.

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