The golden pier-glass sconce, sculpted in bas-relief in the George I 'antique' fashion, bears a scrolled and palm-wrapped temple-pediment that evokes 'Roman virtue' with Jupiter eagle-heads confronting a cypher-enriched escutcheon borne on a fretted and reed-gadrooned cartouche; while Love's shell badge accompanies the sconce-branches of its lambrequined apron. The Paris-trained architect Daniel Marot (d. 1752) published a goldsmith's pattern for a Regal sconce with confronted eagles in his, Nouveaux Livre d'’rfevrerie, issued around 1700.
The entwined and addorsed letters R and C, comprise its French-fashioned cipher; and amongst those, who would have been likely to commission such furniture, was Richard Child later Earl Tylney of Castlemaine (d. 1750) and builder of Wanstead, Essex. One such 'sconce' frame ornamented the mid-18th century trade card issued by the St. Martin's Lane 'Frame-Maker' Joseph Cox (Sir A. Heal, The London Furniture Makers, London, 1953, p. 15).