These pier mirrors are inspired by the work of the Rome-trained architect and artist, William Kent (d. 1748). His work for Lord Burlington at Chiswick House features many elements of these mirrors, particularly the exaggerated scallop shells and scrolled fronds. Another design for a mirror by Kent for Chatsworth, Derbyshire also bears similarities to the present lot (see M. Jourdain, The Work of William Kent, London, 1948, p. 172, fig. 136). Several of Kent's commissions for Chiswick were illustrated in F. Lenygon, Furniture in England from 1660-1760, London, 1914 and it is likely that, along with lots 62, 100 and 133, this furniture was commissioned by Lord Berners or a member of his family.