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A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE II GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
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A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE II GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES

IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON, MID-18TH CENTURY

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A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE II GILTWOOD GIRANDOLES
IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON, MID-18TH CENTURY
Each with a plate enclosed in a giltwood frame carved with C-scrolls and rocaille ornament incorporating a central column with two side platforms and a top platform cresting, with two serpentine candle-branches with leaf drip-pans, fitted for electricity, regilt, the nozzles and drip-pans probably replaced, the plates apparently original but resilvered
One 40½ x 19½ in. (102 x 49.5 cm.)
The other 41½ x 20½ in. (105.5 x 52 cm.) (2)
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The girandoles' pattern follows those published by the carver and designer Thomas Johnson (1714-c.1778). In particular their design relates to a pattern published in his Collection of Designs, 1758, plate 41. They also relate to designs for girandoles published by the St. Martin's Lane cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779), who featured a pattern for a related girandole as plate CLXXVII [=177] in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd. ed. 1763.

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