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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR, the arched divided plate flanked by columns, the pierced frame of interlaced palm-fronds entwined with foliage, the pierced cresting centred by a figure of eight flanked by ferocious ho-ho birds, the apron centred by an anthemion flanked by floral swags, regilt

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A GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR, the arched divided plate flanked by columns, the pierced frame of interlaced palm-fronds entwined with foliage, the pierced cresting centred by a figure of eight flanked by ferocious ho-ho birds, the apron centred by an anthemion flanked by floral swags, regilt
88½in. x 48in. (225cm. x 122cm.)

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Designed in the George II French 'picturesque' manner, its reeded and flower-festooned frame relates to patterns published by Thomas Johnson (d. circa 1779), such as his picture-frame, plate 35 in his Collection of Designs, 1758
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