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A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
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A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR

CIRCA 1730

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A GEORGE II GILTWOOD OVERMANTEL MIRROR
CIRCA 1730
The four divided later plates surmounted by a foliate-carved arched cresting centred by a female mask, scallop shells and ribbon-tied swags, the sides with foliate and fruit tendrils, minor losses, reduced in height, the back re-framed and re-gilt, probably in the late 19th Century
69½ in. (176.5 cm.) high; 66½ in. (169 cm.) wide
Provenance
Lady Chesterfield, Beningbrough Hall, York (First Floor, East Wing, Bedroom No. 1), sold Curtis & Henson, 10th-13th June 1958, lot 506.
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Lot Essay

Originally an Elizabethan Manor built by Sir Ralph Bourchier in 1556, the present hall was created in 1716 for his grandson John Bourchier. In 1827 Beningbrough Hall passed from the Bourchiers to their relatives the Dawnay family with whom it remained until 1916. Lady Chesterfield, a wealthy heiress, bought and renovated the Hall, filling it with pictures and furniture from her ancestral home Holme Lacy, Herefordshire. The National Trust acquired Beningbrough in 1958 after the death of Lady Chesterfield. Today the hall is home to an important collection of 17th and 18th Century English portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.

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