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AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR

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THE PROPERTY OF THE LORD ST. OSWALD REMOVED FROM NOSTELL PRIORY, WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE (LOTS 48-49)
AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR

Details
AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD MIRROR The later rectangular plate between a pair of narrow pilasters and a pierced foliate frame, the cresting centred by an urn, the apron centred by a cabachon, with label on the reverse 'Artists' Colourman Paper Hangers ABRAHAM GRACE & SONS, CARVERS & GILDERS, PRINT-SELLERS; Dealers in Ancient & Modern Paintings & Drawings, Antique China & c. & c. 5 & 7 Westgate, Wakefield. N.B. Oil Paintings cleaned, lined and restored with skill', and inscribed in chalk 'No. 1 WING', the cresting previously with a further arch, the apron previously with further scrolls 53¼ x 34¼ in. (135 x 87 cm.)
Provenance
Either supplied to Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Bt. (d. 1765) or acquired at a later date and by descent.
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Lot Essay

The mirror, surmounted by an antique urn, is designed in the George II 'picturesque' manner with rusticated pilasters framed by fruiting shrubs, and relates to patterns for carvers work issued by Thomas Johnson, author of Twelve Girandoles, 1755 and One Hundred and Fifty New Designs, 1761.
The mirror formed part of the furnishings of Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, which has been celebrated for its Chippendale furnishings . The Yorkshire-born cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) was first employed at the house by Sir Rowland Winn, 4th Baronet (d. 1765), but this frame may have been one of the items of furniture introduced to the house in the l9th Century. It bears the label of the Wakefield carvers and gilders Messrs Abraham and Sons.

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