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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TWIN-BRANCH GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TWIN-BRANCH GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TWIN-BRANCH GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TWIN-BRANCH GIRANDOLE MIRRORS

CIRCA 1760, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILTWOOD TWIN-BRANCH GIRANDOLE MIRRORS
CIRCA 1760, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON
Each shaped plate within AN asymmetric frame carved with rockwork, C-scrolls and dripping water, each issuing two branches with later naturalistically-cast lacquered-brass drip-pans and nozzles with later nozzle liners, the gilding refreshed
Each 31 x 13 in. (79 x 33 cm.) overall
Provenance
Acquired from Edward Hurst, September 2009.
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Specified lots (sold and unsold) marked with a filled square not collected from Christie’s, 8 King Street, London SW1Y 6QT by 5.00pm on the day of the sale will, at our option, be removed to Crozier Park Royal (details below). Christie’s will inform you if the lot has been sent offsite. If the lot is transferred to Crozier Park Royal, it will be available for collection on the third business day after the sale. Please call Christie’s Client Service 24 hours in advance to book a collection time at Crozier Park Royal. All collections from Crozier Park Royal will be by pre-booked appointment only. Tel: +44 (0)20 7839 9060 Email: cscollectionsuk@christies.com. If the lot remains at Christie’s, 8 King Street, it will be available for collection on any working day (not weekends) from 9.00am to 5.00pm

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Lot Essay

These mirrors are conceived in the French picturesque manner popularised by 'Girandole' patterns issued in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1762, Third edition, pl. CLXXVIII, and the carver Thomas Johnson's Twelve Girandoles, 1755.

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