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A QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD MIRROR
A QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD MIRROR

IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER, CIRCA 1700

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A QUEEN ANNE GILTWOOD MIRROR
IN THE MANNER OF JOHN BELCHIER, CIRCA 1700
3he arched cresting with heavy scroll and centered with a cherubim against a stipple ground with further floral vinery, the arched divided later mirror plate within sanded and gadrooned borders, regilt
67½ in. (171.5 cm.) high, 29½ in. (79.5 cm.) wide
Sale Room Notice
The correct height of the mirror is 67½ inches not 87½ inches. The metric height is correct as printed.

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Lot Essay

The gadrooned frame and the distinctive broad scrolls correspond to a satyr-headed pier-glass designed in the early 1720s for Erddig, Wales and identified as the work of the St. Paul's Churchyard cabinet-maker John Belchier (d.1753) (see: O. Garnett, Erddig, 1999, p. 18). Another mirror from the collection of Judge Irwin Untermyer and now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art also shares these characteristics (illustrated in Y.Hackenbroch, ed., English Furniture with some furniture of other countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1958, pl.137).

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